[Ads-l] Heard: "primer"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 22 20:34:53 UTC 2015

"His record is a pr[aI]mer of small-time crookery."

When I was in the first grade, the first two "Dick and Jane" book(let)s
were referred to as the "pre-pr[I]mer" and the "pr[I]mer."

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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