"mores" with silent E

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 3 14:16:23 UTC 2010

At 8/3/2010 08:19 AM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>Damien's closing "oh, tempura! Oh, morays!" reminded me that some
>time last week on NPR, I heard someone  mention the mores of
>society, pronounced to rhyme with "pores".

I think it was Jon Lighter who wrote that.  It was clearly an
allusion to the Japanese gustatory delight with eel.

Was the speaker on NPR alluding to the haves vs. the have-nots?


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