Geek Thoughts: English is funny, part 1

Has there ever been a case of mitigated gall?

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One Response to “Geek Thoughts: English is funny, part 1”

  1. bryan

    yes, but probably not in some centuries. Gall became universally unmitigated some years after the first bit of unmitigated gall showed up, because if a gall was in some way mitigated it ended up not being very galling at all when compared with all the galls that were unmitigated. A tipping point was reached in matters of gall.