[Ads-l] early U.S. "guy"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 18 17:11:14 EST 2016


On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> hears said [sic]


Works for me, i.e. it's not at all odd, let alone odd enough to rate a
"sic." Would

"hears _it_ said"

be better? Like

"needs washed"

vs.

"needs _to be_ washed"?

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-Wilson
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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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