vl cluster spotting

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Nov 10 08:40:55 UTC 2007

A friend of mine pronounced "vlog" yesterday (Friday) using a "vl"
cluster. Although there are a few names, mainly Vlad/Vladimir, I don't
see any other words starting with vl- in my AHD3. It took me a couple of
seconds to figure out what "vlog" meant (video blog), and then another
couple for the cluster to register.

Benjamin Barrett
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