"... is an easily-understood grid known as a 'pattern'."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 12 21:28:09 UTC 2011

I'm confused. Why not,

"... is an easily-understood pattern known as a 'grid'"?

Isn't "grid" a member of "pattern," and not the other way around?

Well, judging by the names of the owners of the site, the person who
wrote this may not have ben a native-speaker of English. But still...

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

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