No "damage"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 12 16:39:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at> wrote:
> "viral" for "viral video"

It's possible that I would have tripped over that one, too, absent a
mention of YouTube. OTOH, something like "John Doe, MD, (was (the))
attending" or "We ate Indian" would be transparent.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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