Odd rhyme claim

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 16 23:37:14 UTC 2009

On Dec 16, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

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> Poster:       "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject:      Re: Odd rhyme claim
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> I hear Emerson at the Concord Lyceum, standing at the lectern,
> elocuting, a cup of tea in one hand and with pinky extended.  (And
> see Hawthorne among the auditory, one eyebrow upraised.)
> Re Jon's other message:  Do assistant DA's (and town police chiefs)
> elocute before TV cameras on the courthouse steps?  Do TV news
> readers?  (Hypothetical question only!)  But dee-fen-DANT has always
> sounded weird to me too.
Somewhat like the "realTOR" that we discussed here some years ago.

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