[Ads-l] "Mental", n

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 25 15:59:09 EST 2017

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>

> With apologies if this has been discussed before, but 'mental' as a
> derogatory adjectival term for someone mentally ill is, I'd guess, at least
> fifty years old and probably pan-English.

I agree.

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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