A taxonomy of arse

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 26 22:08:40 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> And you know how that's pronounced.

Well, not really. H-Dass? H-Doss? H-Dazz? H-Dozz?

In my mind, I hear H-[das], i.e. like German _das_. But this is
clearly a different-strokes situation. It won't be on the final.

Will 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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