Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Dec 10 17:59:17 UTC 2009

Certainly not famous, not related to sibilants, but perhaps humorous,
and I finally have an excuse to mention it here:

For many years, dating back even to when my hearing was better, I had
incorporated the words to the theme music of the TV program "Maverick" as

"Livin' on Jackson beans
Maverick is a legend of the west."

Seemed like an incomplete diet to me, but maybe that's why he's a legend.

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At 12/10/2009 12:26 PM, David Barnhart wrote:
>I just heard during a pitch for money by an NPR affiliate the statement in
>part which I am sure was written as .
>..Six CDs.
>However, I heard it, in my inimitably sarcastic frame of mind, .
>..sick CDs.
>This is no doubt because of phonological juxtaposition of sibilants. ...

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