New racist etymology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 17 06:42:51 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 1:36 AM, Jocelyn Limpert
<jocelyn.limpert at> wrote:
> I'm assuming that was a rhetorical question anyway and not in need
> of any further comment from me??

Well, I was being somewhat facetious. OTOH, I am annoyed by the
meaningless modifications being made to written, literary English,
apparently for no better reason than the sheer
just-because-I-can-and-bleep-you-if-you-don't-like-it-ness of it.

I envy people unconstrained by custom, common sense, fairness, or
human decency. I could never be a Republican..
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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