[Ads-l] In Atlantic.com

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 19 11:40:59 EDT 2016


> On Sep 19, 2016, at 10:00 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> wrote:
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> The proverbial "straight and narrow path" collapses--and reanalyzes--the biblical (King James Version) "strait gate" and "narrow path."
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> --Charlie

Then there's the pun-wielding T-shirt that was popular a while back, which only works with the reanalyzed spelling:

STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROW

Still available, I see--complete with rainbow:
http://www.cafepress.com/mf/49740108/straingtbutnotnarrowblk_tshirt

LH

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>> On Sep 18, 2016, at 11:01 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 9:33 PM, Laurence Horn =
> <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
>> wrote:
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>>> Cf. "straight is the gate"
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>> Do I have to? =F0=9F=98=96
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> Sorry, Wilson.  I knew what that one must do to you.  Talk about SOTAs.  =
> You'll be glad to know that "strait" is holding its own, though, at =
> least in cites of Matthew 7:14 (not to mention renderings of Gide's "La =
> porte =C3=A9troite")
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> LH
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