tar > paint > taint ?

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Feb 9 19:52:03 UTC 2006

Wilson Gray asked:
> BTW, I've never understood how a person could go through a
> tarring-and-feathering without suffering serious bodily harm or even
> death.Yet I've never even heard of anyone being permanently injured,
> let alone killed, by it.

See the essay at

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