[Ads-l] Seen a lot: "Squares and rectangles..." with illustrations

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 10 19:15:15 UTC 2016

Have the American people somehow erased from their collective consciousness
the fact  that a square *is* a rectangle and that what is called all too
commonly a "rectangle" is an *oblong*, despite having learned these matters
in the first grade, if not in pre-school?
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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