Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 19:59:29 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Re: subject blooper > > >How much of the future "history of the language" will derive from > >typos rather than language change? (Not a serious comment, but not > >not serious either.) DMLance > > If it was based on my writing, alot. (sic) > Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Certainly one might prefer, "Should it happen to be based..." or "If it were to be based..." 'If it was based,' much has already been lost. Or was that the point? Terry Irons -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)