gang = '(with neutral force) group (of people)'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 23 06:06:34 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> a gang of followers

It sounds perfectly neutral to me.

OTOH, I found out only yesterday that there's a noun, _cruft_. It's a
good thing that I checked, first. I nearly posted it as a "new" word.


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to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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