"bode" (past tense of "bide") lives!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 30 05:12:32 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

> there are some "bode" diehards out there.

"Bode" lives!

(For the lame, this puns on the graffito, "Bird lives!" that appeared
everywhere, following the death of "Charlie Yardbird-oroony," as Slim
Gaillard called him.)
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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