Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 4 01:45:31 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at> wrote:
> The distribution of "ary" doesn't quite match that of "any", at least judging by Andy Griffith's "Football" sketch, when he says, "Before I could get ary mouthful of that Big Orange drink...". Here it seems to mean something like "even a".

That's right.

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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