[Ads-l] fewofa

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 2 19:00:46 UTC 2015


> fewva

No, I clearly heard the schwa in "of."  Too bad, really.

JL

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> Seems like Brinkley could have opted for "in so few words" here, but I =
> do like "fewofa".  Except maybe it should be "fewva"--I read "fewofa" on =
> first pass as if it were Elmer Fudd trying to ask for a felafel.
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> LH
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> On Jan 2, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> > Historian Douglas Brinkley on CNN:
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> > "It's amazing how much Lincoln could say in so few of a words."
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> > Let's see if this is corrected in the transcript.
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