Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 8 04:31:13 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 2:35 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "under water"

In the relevant environment, I prefer the Elements-of-Style-ish "under
water." Of course, since that's a distinction that can't be made in
ordinary speech, yet the meaning is easily understood, nevertheless,
why bother with it in writing?

Besides, it's the fault of all of those young people txtg.

What can anyone do?

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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