back-formation of the day

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 4 09:33:16 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> to patient-dump

In my estimation, this kind of thing is becoming so common that it's far
too late for me to concern myself with finishing that paper on "exotic"
languages in which this kind of thing commonly occurs. It's simply become
too ordinary in English for anyone to care anymore that it occurs in
certain dialects of Infernic spoken by the indigenous population of West
Hell and Jinnigawl.

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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