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Usage Changes the Meaning of Words

by Leonard Wibberley

First published February 6, 1979

 

The story is told that Noah Webster was once discovered by his wife kissing a pretty maid in the kitchen.

 

“Why, Mr. Webster,” she exclaimed. “I’m surprised.”

 

“No, no, my dear,” he replied. “We are surprised. You are amazed.”

 

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