[Ads-l] _light on fire_ vs. _set on fire_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 20 00:49:18 EDT 2016

Speaking of "obsolete," I have the impression that _light on fire_ has
completely replaced the _set on fire_ of my lost youth.

BTW, has anyone else heard of the album, "Catch a Fire," by Bob Marley and
the Wailers? When I had only heard of it, I thought that the title was
"Catch Afire" and I still think that that's what it ought to be. <sigh!>

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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