"really _hanous_ things"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 19 23:16:08 UTC 2013

In my youth, people didn't make this laughable kind of ridiculous spelling
error, because everybody knew that "heinous" was pronounced [hini at s]! ;-)
What a maroon!

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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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