Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Dec 31 15:38:18 UTC 2007

At 12/31/2007 10:29 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I think any <-aug> of <-awg> word would rhyme with "dog" for me; not
>just the ones you mention, but "dawg" (if I were reading one of those
>signs at the U. of Georgia), or (as brought up earlier on this
>thread) Tolkien's "smaug" (bad dragon in The Hobbit), but of course
>not "smog".

I meant that if I were rhyming according to my own speech, and of
course restricted to words I knew, my list of "dog"-rhymes would be
small.  But you've added one.  (Now to write a poem using "smaug"


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