by = from

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 1 17:12:11 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at> wrote:
> Actually,

_By_ has been used as the cooler and the goner form of _from_ for
dekkids, the implication being, IMO, that "craftsmanship" is somehow
involved in the production of some random, assembly-line product.

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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