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?
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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