Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 09:24:00 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY 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). > > Larry 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 11-9-95