[Ads-l] "were pick'n up"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 2 20:31:42 UTC 2015

At 3/2/2015 01:11 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > My hypothesis is that a "mown" in that last line would clash with the =
> > "blowin'" in the penultimate one.  Too much assonance and near-rhymes or =
> > something.  Or not.  But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
> >
>Did you ever have to make up your mind?
> >
>Works for me, actually.

But was you ever bit by a dead bee?


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