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Unfortunately, new comments on posts on this site have been suspended because of my illness.

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I deeply appreciate the erudition and energy of our commenters. Your contributions to this site have been invaluable. But I can no longer devote the time necessary to separate good comments from the hundreds of spam comments submitted.

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Please note: Updates to this site have been suspended due to my illness, as explained on our main page. I will therefore be unable to respond to questions (although you may receive an email confirming receipt of your question because I can’t remember how to turn it off at the moment).

I would strongly suggest that you send your question to Michael Quinion’s excellent World Wide Words site. He also maintains an extensive list of other language resources here.

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Evan Morris

 

 

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