Trivial note on pronunciation: forehead

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Thu Aug 6 15:44:49 UTC 2009

On Aug 5, 2009, at 9:19 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

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> Subject:      Trivial note on pronunciation: forehead
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> 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.
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> -Wilson
That would make him nearly my age.  And I agree about
"forehead" ("There was a little girl, "&c.).
I used to pronounce it that way, but have fallen in with the more
common " fore head ."

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