SLITHER, n.--another word with two (or 1.5) mommies?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 7 18:06:39 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> Maybe I've just led a sheltered life (as has the AHD, which only has
> "slithery movement or gait" for SLITHER, n.).

Or maybe the writers are black.


After all, the woman who wrote of of the need to "purchase him a pair of
stomps" was neither black nor Southern nor even from the mainland.

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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