Misled into error

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Dec 8 15:48:38 UTC 2000

Tony Glaser <tonyglaser at MINDSPRING.COM> writes:

>Someone on NPR this morning, reporting on the results of a study into the
>usefulness of "back belts" for certain lifting jobs, said that people had
>been "mizzled" (misled) into supposing that the belts were effective.
>A. Murie

Hard to believe! My father used to pronounce it like that as a joke,
usually when he was discussing people who he described as "telligent".

Not hard for me to believe. My wife grew up saying it this way until the
light finally dawned. ("Dawn breaks over Marblehead", as we say in
Massachusetts.) I didn't; I used a long "i", /'maI.zLd/.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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