[Ads-l] _albeit_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 3 18:04:19 UTC 2015


> On Dec 3, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I'll bite -- how are you supposed to say it??

As if it were "all-be-it", which it sorta is, or was.  Al, we hardly knew ye.

LH
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> 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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