"Difficult Languages"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 31 00:54:19 UTC 2013

The last sentence of this article contains the verb, "quieten." I'm rolling
downhill toward eighty, yet, this the first time that I've ever encountered
this word.


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 7:16 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at pokerwiz.com> wrote:

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> I just stumbled on this article and found it interesting. Probably old hat
> to y'all, but here it is.
> http://www.economist.com/node/15108609
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