Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 21 20:51:00 UTC 2010

At 6/21/2010 04:02 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Have you also noticed that a percentage <har! har!> of speakers,
>possibly approaching the percentage <har! har!> of spealkers  who say
>"athalete," say "parapalegic" and "quadrapalegic"?

Parapalegic -- Someone who goes paragliding out over the ocean and
returns to land only to breed?

Quadrapalegic -- a bird that travels over four of the seven seas
before returning to land?


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