Of minor interest, at best

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 23 20:01:38 UTC 2009

At 5/23/2009 02:26 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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>As I was nibbling on a slice of 137-grain bread, I observed to my wife:
>"This bread is really country [k^ntSri]."
>That wasn't what I was trying to observe. But, every time that I tried
>to produce the correct word, I was able to say only "country."
>Finally, I was able to get it right:
>"This bread is really _crunchy_ [kr^ntSi]."
>I truly hope that this isn't a harbinger of oncoming aphasia and is,
>at worst, only a form of Spoonerism.

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