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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>

> 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.
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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