Trivial note on pronunciation: forehead

Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Thu Aug 6 01:49:28 UTC 2009

Why, it must, for the rhyme to work:
There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good,
She was very, very good
And when she was bad she was horrid.

Dave Hause, dwhause at
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:19 PM
Subject: Trivial note on pronunciation: forehead

I notice that "Ducky" (David McCallum) of NCIS properly :-) rhymes
"forehead" with "horrid." Of course, he's even older, by four years,
than I am.
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.
-Mark Twain

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