Heard on The Doctors: "lease _of_ life"; "anorectic" v. "anorexic"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 22 01:03:11 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> (for the record, i'm an "on" speaker and like Wilson, found the "of" variant surprising.  maybe we count as the American _wave of the future_.)

And here I've always thought that I "trend toward" - to coin a phrase
<har! har!> - the conservative!


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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