"war" [wor]

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Thu Aug 14 14:33:41 UTC 2008

War rhymes with four (and for and fore) for me and for my rhyming
dictionaries. So, yup, I'd say it's a play on four. I'm only upset we didn't
think of it back in 72. The best we had was "Vote for Nixon in seventy-two,
don't change Dicks in the middle of a screw".

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Charles Doyle
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:41 AM
Subject: "war" [wor]

>Last night the folks at MSNBC were discussing McCain's bellicosity
>regarding the Russia-Georgia conflict, and the caption on the screen read
>"War More Years."  I was baffled for a good many seconds, trying to
ascertain wherein consisted the wit of the expression. Finally I realized
that "war" is supposed to rhyme with (thence substitute for) "four."  Was
that the point?


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