[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 6 12:19:58 EDT 2016

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 10:02 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I think it's always "dearly belov-ed"

I think that it's always "belov-ed." That's probably a function of my
advanced age and a consequence of dialect-conversion. Converts take
whatever they've been converted to more seriously than those who've been
born to it, for whom it represents nothing special.

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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