Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 27 23:12:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Mailbox <mailbox at> wrote:
> I would no more pronounce =E2=80=9Cstriped=E2=80=9D as one syllable than =
> I would =E2=80=9Cstupid=E2=80=9D (as stoopt).

You go, girl!

BTW, though my wife thinks that _striped_ has only one syllable, she's
on the side of right in her annoyance with people who think that
_bring_ and _take_ are indistinguishable, for all practical purposes.

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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