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Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Thu Mar 1 14:51:30 UTC 2001
>Speaking of "nerve-grating", why is the Toronto hockey club known as the
>"Maple Leafs" and not the "Maple Leaves"?
[And why did my astrophysics professor correct my paper, replacing "white
dwarves" with "white dwarfs"? Specialized usage, I guess.]
If your neighbors include families named Smith and Deer and Leaf, and you
give a party for them, I guess it's for the Smiths and the Deers and the Leafs.
-- Doug Wilson
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