[Ads-l] New word: _painstake_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 15:15:34 EST 2021

Owner of a funeral-escort service explaining away complaints that he and
his employees pretend to be the police:
"But I have been painstaking in my efforts to avoid being mistaken for a
police officer. And one of the _painstakes_ that I *have* taken ..."

- Wilson
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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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