[Ads-l] re-up

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 10 01:45:40 EST 2016

On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:29 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> <re-up> 'to re-enlist' (U.S. military slang)

When I was in "the War," there were two schools of thought WRT the shape of
certain members of the conjugation:

a. re-upping, re-upped


b. re-ing up, re-ed up

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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