"Thaaat's what I'm talking about!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 28 02:43:25 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I don't know which one he's using.

He clearly says "uh-BOUT,"


which serves to make him sound even more unreal. He wouldn't use that
pswaydo-standard pronunciation at home, any more than Obama would.

Now, if he'd said something like,

"Ass whutm tawm bout!"

I might could dig it.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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