Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 9 02:20:49 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
> Don't we most often BOOK airline reservations--or even tickets?  (Seldom do we "reserve reservations"!)
> And there are "booking agents" to match entertainers with venues.

As it happens, I agree with these entirely. I wouldn't say them any
other way. But, "booking" an appointment with the *doctor* is strange.

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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