Of minor interest, at best

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 23 20:04:49 UTC 2009

At 2:26 PM -0400 5/23/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>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.

I think it's related to a symptom of mine, "(in the) chicken" for
"(in the) kitchen"


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