Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 5 15:44:14 UTC 2005

>Frank Deford (sp?) in his sports commentary on NPR this morning, referring
>to a general perception of the big league team owners,  used "Beezlebubs."
>This is a common error among children  (well, probably not *common*
>anymore), but is it well established elsewhere?
>A. Murie
I'm assuming his version was also trisyllabic, rather than the
canonical four?  Maybe he--and the 19,900 others responsible for the
google hits on "beezlebub"--are somehow merging "Beelzebub" with
"Beetlejuice" (for the star formerly known as "Betelgeuse").


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