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

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 04:29:16 UTC 2015


WG:  <<>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.>>
WB:  The <Holy Ghost> has fallen from grace. My [ay-men] grates on younger
ears. Hell in a handbasket. Jesus Mary 'n' Joseph.

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