[Ads-l] TV ad: "My doctor says I have Skittles-pox."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 31 07:42:18 UTC 2016

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net>

> Isn't that the origin of "pox" in the first place, as still glimpsed in
> words such as "pock-marks"?

Yes. But, is anyone consciously aware of that who isn't a linguist? Even


_Grass_ and _graze_ escaped my notice, surprisingly, until I heard a
Swedish friend speak of "sheep grassing on a meadow."

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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