Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 24 00:36:35 UTC 2008

This was used by John Stewart on lat night's Daily Show. If it wasn't
for Larry, I would never have heard this one, before. Rather, I
remember "Jaf(f)ro" and "Isro," from back in the day. I assume that
the "Jaffro" spelling both punned on "Jaffe" and blocked the
pronunciation, "Jayfro."

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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