[Ads-l] A spade is not a shovel.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 31 02:36:57 UTC 2017

A bunch of guys on TV with spades are calling them "shovels." Aren't you
supposed to call a spade a "spade"? Or is the distinction between a spade
and a shovel being lost, at least among city-folk, since no one uses spades
to dig ditches or uses shovels to shovel coal, anymore?

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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