"To my _surprisement_, she called me."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 11 19:59:18 UTC 2012

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Damien Hall
<damien.hall at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> Was this speaker a native speaker of English?

Yes. Judging by his picture, he's a fat-and-forty-ish. So, you
wouldn't expect him not to have the usual form at his fingertips.

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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