Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 17:35:10 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM, David A. Daniel <dad at> wrote:
> It's hanged except in Blazing Saddles ("They said you was hung." "They was
> right!")

Where it's clearly necessary for the pun.

BTW, what's the difference between appealing to authority and
straight-up prescriptivism?

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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