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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 13 01:56:15 EDT 2017


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> the new spoken norm


The "new" spoken norm is at least as old in speech as I am and I'm about to
enter my ninetieth decade, in a couple of days - or should that be, "in a
couple days." Maybe it was formerly peculiar to BE/SE or something, since,
to me, it's by no means "new" and the only thing peculiar about it is that
some people think that there's something peculiar about it.
-- 
-Wilson
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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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