Conditional imperfection

John Doe hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 21 05:32:02 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at>wrote:

> Technical sense? This was my first inkling that there was more than
>     one sense!

I agree. When would anyone say "if and only if" in random conversation,
anyway? It sounds pretentious.

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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