Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Wed Apr 26 14:50:29 UTC 2006

sagehen hath writ:


If I'd been going to guess which of the maldistributions  (dystributions?)
of U & I  would prove most hit on, I'd have  thought I I U I, on the
grounds of Mitzi's being a familiar nickname that trips readily from the
tongue.  (I assume the "bush" syllable is more "boot" than "book"?)

~@:>   ~@:>   ~@:>   ~@:>


"Mitzi", familiar? To those of us of a certain age, yes, but not, I'd wager,
to most Internetters. Or do those grinning emoticons hint that you're not

I'm not willing to guess lax vs. tense from this data.

m a m

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