[Ads-l] meaner

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 23 00:56:10 EDT 2017

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:17 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> uncertainty around particular "-er" and "-est" forms -- sometimes they
> sound "wrong" to people for unspecified reasons, inducing linguistic
> anxiety.

As Sheriff Mike Shaw used to say, "Bow my legs and call me 'bandy!'"


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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