Fron a Facebook post:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 1 21:32:21 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> Wait a minute, Wilson! You mean you think Joe and Joanie Blow usually
> "wonder" about the words they use and how they came to be spelled as they
> think they are?  Or that they will customarily check a dictionary before
> (or after) writing whatever pops into their heads?

Well, of course I don't expect that of the polloi, Jon! But one
expects more of our kind of people. I didn't merely happen upon
"assordid" by random chance. It was in a comment posted to my Facebook
"wall" by a friend of a friend.

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

The American Dialect Society -

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