[Ads-l] Pills, excrescent <-s> in nicknames addendum (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 03:16:27 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 1:39 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> Extreme Unction

Pronounced "EKstri.MUNKshion," back in the day. Not only the pronunciation,
but also the name itself  - like that of the "Feast of the Circumcision" -
has fallen out of use.

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

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