[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 5 21:16:32 EDT 2016


One syllable is plenty for me.

JL

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 9:11 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:
>
> > The answer has suddenly become, "I think maybe it is, sometimes, but I
> > can't be sure of the circumstances."  But I know it doesn't sound
> > dysphonious.  Inconclusive self-analysis!
>
>
> I know the feeling! I've long pondered the question, "Do I *always* say
> [straIpId] or do I sometimes say [straIpt]?" "_White-stri-ped_ pedestrian
> crossing"? "_White-strip'd_ pedestrian crossing"? Which would I use, if I
> wasn't monitoring myself? It's as bad as  "eh-conomic" v. "ee-conomic"!
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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