Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 13:12:07 -0500

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: negatives and positives

On Thu, 4 May 1995, David Muschell wrote:

Seriously, were there ever such words? Thanks for the "apt" reference on

inept, Anton.

I believe there was a word "gruntled," which meant essentially the same

thing that "disgruntled" means now. Apparently the "dis" was added as an

intensifier--boy, he's _really_ gruntled.

But I suppose I ought to check my OED to verify this.

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]