[Ads-l] Should ze be in the dictionary?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 20 20:16:31 EDT 2016

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Once common.

Fortunately, it's still sufficiently common that I don't lose sleep over
it. Some may recall that I once serendipped upon a 19th-C. instance of _it_
used WRT a 12-year-old girl. It was in a book by Frederick Law Olmsted on
his travels through Texas.

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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