Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 13 22:22:43 UTC 2006

"Our Father, which art in heaven, Harold be thy name."


On 12/13/06, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> Poster:       "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject:      Re: auto/Otto
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> At 12/13/2006 11:01 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:
> >Just this minute I finished reading an undergraduate's final exam
> >paper in which this sentence appears:  "The Duke leaves to dawn the
> >cloak of a friar."  A carpetbagger in Georgia, obviously.
> Did the student mean to write "The Duke leaves at dawn by the clock
> of a friar"?
> Joel
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