Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 29 05:05:23 UTC 2012

IIRC the court-trial scene in Kentucky Fried Movie riffs on this
particular issue. It's the same scene that has the "prosecutor" shake a
penile vibrator at a witness with the comment, "Are you familiar with
the penal code of the state?"


On 10/28/2012 8:29 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> This common pronunciation goes unrecognized by OED. Maybe it's in DARE or
> elsewhere, but this "historical" example seems worth noting.
> 1961 _Thriller_ (NBC-TV): Crimes so heinious they cannot be spoken of or
> written down.
> JL

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