odd form

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 9 01:47:18 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:49 PM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:
> Anyone else heard "AN APPENDIC"?

Can't say that I have. This form, based on just my experience, needs
"AN ASTERIK." ;-) Now, *that* form I've been hearing in place of
_asterisk_ for the past thirty years or more.

I'm now going to be on the alert for _*indeck_ or however you want to spell it..

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

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
–Kathryn Schulz

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