vacate and other terms -and ambiguity

Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Sat Feb 4 19:39:34 UTC 2006

No, Bethany, that would be "I wash convershating wish zish young..."
Never mind. I saw "Alcoholic" and ignored the "Anonymous."



>  >this reminds me of the way some AA people use the word "conversate" to
>>mean talking to someone.
>>     ex. I was conversating with this young lady, when....
>When I first read that, I thought "Alcoholics Anonymous"?
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