David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Sun Dec 30 14:18:17 UTC 2007

From:    Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>

> How will "dawg"-sayin' folk distinguish "blawg" from "blog" in speech?
> By contex', I reckon.

Actually, my cot-caught-distinguishin' self pronounces blog with an
open-o, probably out of analogy with log, which has an open-o for me.

(Hence my weakly-joked wonderment at why it was spelled blawg, not blog
in my earlier post. I realized right after i sent it that that was a
pretty opaque comment.)

David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
     chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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