Fron a Facebook post:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 31 18:47:51 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
>>I guess that people hear many more idiomatic collocations than they
>>ever read. But, you'd think that they'd ask themselves WTF _assordid_

As I lay tossing and turning, last night, in the throes of my usual
insomnia, it came to me that I had gone off semi-penises on this
point. After all, those people who spell _laptop_ as "labtop" do that
because that's how they hear the word pronounced, despite seeing the
word *in print* for years spelled only as "laptop." And they likewise
are apparently unconcerned as to what meaning _labtop_ may have that
necessitates distinguishing it from the _laptop_ that they continue to
see / that they still be seeing in print.


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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