original = 'most notable'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 26 08:51:39 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> an original Thief

There's "a(n) original gangster" in BE.

I'm pretty murky on the exact application/meaning of this term. Like
"snapping pussy," it's not a term that I know "personally," so to

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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