Legal Blogger takes pride in OED cites (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 14 01:43:27 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC
<Bill.Mullins at> wrote:

> Legal Blogger takes pride in OED cites

Who can put the blame on him? ;-)

When I was in high school, it was a prescriptive rule that _blame_
could *not* be used as a verb. It's too bad that I didn't have an
example such as this one, at the time.

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 that 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

The American Dialect Society -

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