[Ads-l] Facebookery: "Sally refuses to be _gaslit_."

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 15 19:22:38 EST 2017


I will only say that 'gaslighted' seems older, 'gaslit' more recent.

OTOH, I can't imagine using 'highlit' instead of 'highlighted'.

DanG

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Wouldn't the word "gaslit" be familiar
>
>
> To whom? How can anyone tell? I *prefer* "gaslighted," but I don't feel
> that "gaslit" is "wrong," in any sense. The difference is akin to that
> between "ee-conomic" and "eh-conomic" or "ee-ther" and "eye-ther" or
> "thrive, throve, thriven" and "thrive, thrived, thrived," IMO.
>
> "You pays your money, and you takes your choice."
>
> "Different strokes for different folks."
>
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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