Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 13 21:21:32 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at> quoted:
> This word is _probably_ a corruption of mutton or muttonhead

and wrote:

> it ... provides early support for the derivation from "muttonhead."

How does "probably" provide any kind of support?
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