[Ads-l] "unforced error"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 3 04:09:02 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 7:41 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>

> I doubt it was just "made up".

My reference was to the _dating_ of the term's origin, not to the claim of
its provenance. I'd forgotten that contributors to the UD supply fake
etymologies as well as false dates.

I regret the misunderstanding.

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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