Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 09:24:00 -0500


Subject: Re: Hold down the forte

On the other hand, both Webster's and the OED give _knarled_ as a now

obsolete variant of _gnarled_, so maybe _knarly_ is historically correct (or

at least attestable).


Well, at least partial vindication for my spelling abilities. Obsolete always

counted when I played Scrabble.

I really enjoy your postings, replies and retorts and in my humble opinion you

seem to be the most erudite on the list, which, coupled with a great sense

of humor

makes things even more enjoyable. Even though I never could even diagram a

sentence, I always had a gestalt sense of write & wrong. As a newspaper editor

I took editorial license, and now as I am approaching a curmudgeonly 51 years

on Sunday I say and write it as I please, but I still like to follow the

McNaughton Rule (a legal definition of sanity as being able to tell right from

wrong). I don't know what the name of the rule is for being able to tell

right from left.

Keep it up,

Seth Sklarey

Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word

Coconut Grove, Florida