Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Apr 22 01:28:27 UTC 2008

"Wolf Tickets": I see Disney's Big Bad Wolf (Zeke) sellin' tickets.

  "Woof Tickets": What's up with that? Tickets to a dog show?

  Yet I find myself writing "woof" in preference to hearing the  { l } pronounced, even in my head.  Is this a sickness?


Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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Poster: Wilson Gray
Subject: "Wolfing"

A while ago, there was a question raised by my use of the spelling,
"wolfing," presumably because I didn't use instead the spelling,
"woofing." FWIW, on the CD, I DIE FO[sic], released April 1, 1999, by
The Diablos, there appears a rap entitled, "_Wolf_ Tickets."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Sam'l Clemens

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