[linux-elitists] lexical-elitists

billy@damaged-world.net billy@damaged-world.net
Thu Jun 5 19:53:50 PDT 2003


On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:56:48AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Modus Operandi wrote:
> > Ben Finney wrote:
> > > $ cd bible-kjv-4.14/
> > > $ grep -c froward bible.rawtext 
> > > 23
> > > =====
> > > Quite a common error.  Shall you submit a patch or shall I?
> > To : fro :: toward : froward. Those froward folks Solomon warns us
> > about are turning away from something, presumably wisdom and
> > righteousness, rather than moving "toward" it. So "froward" is not an
> > error. It *is* a really funny word, though.
> It's a *great* word!  Funny, *and* it makes sense :-)  Thanks to all who
> allowed this to come to my attention.
> 
> This list exists purely for my edification, I see that now.  Where do I
> send pizza?

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