Facebook: "The _mother-load_ of recordings!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 11 06:49:16 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> I don't distinguish "load", "lode", and even
> "lowed".  Except in writing.  And meaning.


Isn't it possible for any-motherfucking-body to be able to remember the
differences among "meet," "meat," and "mete," for example, without having a
brain that can do heavy lifting or without "thinking" oneself into some
asinine reanalysis?


IIRC, there was a WWII cargo plane called a "LoadStar," built by Lockheed,
and which was, perhaps, the fountainhead of today's confusion, because,
even then, at the age of six or seven, I was the sole speaker of English
aware of the distinction between "load" and the "lode" in "lodestar,"
"lodestone," and "motherlode"? Might be.


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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