_Splib_ redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 15 01:00:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, "laid" does seem to mean "high" in that
> passage. Like "laid back." Like "mellow."

I'm simply amazed by your perspicacity, Jon.
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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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