"Both" for "either" or "or" for "and"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 29 04:32:42 UTC 2014

>From an e-mail to me:

" 'Caminetto' ... : a word that can mean _both_ a fireplace _or_ a chimney
in Italian"

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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