According to an ad on Comedy Central:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 2 00:24:35 UTC 2007

>From the voiceover of another CC ad:

" ... [kaer@ mEl]. Or is that [karm at l]?"

This alternation is at least a century old, I'd guess.


On 6/30/07, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
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> At 4:07 PM -0400 6/30/07, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >"A wondering boy is as good as an interested woman."
> >
> >-Wilson
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> Not to be confused with the first rule of politics (does it go back
> beyond Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards?) that one should never get
> caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl.
> LH
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