[Ads-l] "antedate" for _pothole_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 7 04:52:09 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:35 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not questioning the anachronism in "Pemberley", but the implication
> that somehow a 'pot hole' can be a naturally occurring hole generally, but
> not in a road, at least not before 1889.

Were roads before 1889 generally paved as they are, today? Pot holes as
they occur in the paved streets of today don't naturally occur in dirt
roads and gravel roads.

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