[Ads-l] "were pick'n up"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 2 06:11:08 UTC 2015

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> My hypothesis is that a "mown" in that last line would clash with the =
> "blowin'" in the penultimate one.  Too much assonance and near-rhymes or =
> something.  Or not.  But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Works for me, actually.

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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