[Ads-l] "Anglench"?

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sat Sep 26 00:25:03 UTC 2015


That's what happens when people try to be clever!

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> On Sep 25, 2015, at 8:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      "Anglench"?
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> In a letter to nytimes.com:
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> "... these fractious _l'enfants terrible_ ..."
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> Apparently, the writer knows just enough French, off the top of his head,
> to be aware that "enfant terribles" is wrong, but not much else.
> -- 
> -Wilson
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> 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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