call out

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 19 18:20:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> I've been familiar with this "new" sense since at least 1970.
> It means "challenge (to a fight); hence, challenge; call to account."

IMO, Jon's incisive mind has pierced to the heart of the matter.

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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