[Ads-l] _albeit_

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 3 17:24:38 UTC 2015


I'll bite -- how are you supposed to say it??

DanG

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:25 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> I used to say "al be it" too.
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> Didn't everybody?
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> JL
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> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > > On Dec 2, 2015, at 2:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > > Just heard Cuddy on House pronounce that as
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> > > "Al be it"
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> > You mean it's not "all-bite"?
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> > (No wonder Cuddy + House didn't last.)
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