body = 'a human being as capable of feeling physical pain'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 15 21:33:23 UTC 2014

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> Off topic:  In the 18th century, the portion of Cambridge, Mass.,
> called "Menotomy" was occasionally printed "Anatomy".  In the 19th
> century, it was once published as "Metonomy".  Not "metonymy".  Nor
> "monotony" either.

Isn't that part of Cambridge now Arlington? There's a tee-nine-shee bit of
the primordial wilderness there that's called "Menotomy."

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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