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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 23 08:47:17 UTC 2013

by a black poster from Plano, Texas:

"Who is a _pride_ father is me!"

Most likely a slip of the pen into pronunciation-spelling, since _pride,
 proud, prod_ once fell together as "pride" in my own speech.

The son is a football player, of course, who plays for the Plano Pit Bulls.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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