[Ads-l] _-ass_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 10 01:42:00 UTC 2016

Apparently, it has become a thing that _-assed_ will be represented only as
_-ass_  - even in scholarly and academic literature - based solely on the
way that it is heard, whereas _boody_ will be represented as - and
interpreted as - _booty_, despite the way that it's heard.

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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