Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 09:24:00 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
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
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,
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, Florida