Antedating of "crazy" (submodifer)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 27 02:16:40 UTC 2014

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 8:26 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at>wrote:

> --that it sounded like a *happy* disturbance, but I guess it all depends
> on your perspective.

Clearly, this description is from the perspective of someone who felt that
those two men showed out, "setting his authority at naught and treating his
mates with ridicule and contempt"

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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