Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 20 17:43:56 UTC 2008

At 8/20/2008 06:21 PM, Lynne Murphy wrote:
>Larry--no, 'anus' isn't really said any differently--but if you say
>something differently from/to/than how others say it, they'll find a reason
>to mock it.

And if they seek, they shall find.  At a summer camp in New York when
I was 10, a clique led by a slightly older Bostonian decided to call
me "Birdshit".  When there were no counselors around, of course.  (It
was not pleasant, but I was able to dismiss it as uninspired.)


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