OT: archy

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 2 01:36:35 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> "Barnaby"

I'm familiar with him and his fairy-godfather, Mr. O'Malley, only in
its print form. So, I had to read it for myself. Having not yet come
across the name, _Barnaby_, in the wild - and I wouldn't, for another
dekkid - I was under the impression that it was pronounced


At the time, I lived in an Irish parish. So, Mr. O'Malley's name was
already familiar to me.

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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