Facebook: "The _mother-load_ of recordings!"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 11 07:53:09 UTC 2013

WG:  <<<IIRC, there was a WWII cargo plane called a "LoadStar," built by
WB:  Aha! Beware the slippery slope! Not much heavy lifting involved with
the C-56 Lodestar, designated a passenger transport. Although a few may
have been adapted to cargo use or aerial topdressing.

On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> 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.
> >
> Exactly.
> 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?
> Jeezus!
> 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.
> Youneverknow.
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