[Ads-l] New to me: "deep-seeded"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 18 22:17:19 UTC 2015

in place of "deep-seated"

As usual, I'm behind the curve: 320,000 raw G-hits, including an astounding
number  - i.e. more than one - of pswaydo-etymologies in justification of
"deep-seeded" as the "proper" form.

A question arises: is there, in fact, a distinction between [d] and
"flapped" [t]/?

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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