[Ads-l] Heard: "allege" > _allegate_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 3 18:00:23 EST 2017

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> HDAS includes "allegator"
> (pun on "alligator") from the 19th C.

Yeah. You always have to go one up [not in HDAS? Then, I’m one up, too!],
don’t you? <har! har!>

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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