[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 5 21:42:37 EDT 2016


The only one I vacilalte about is "learned", vs. "learn-ed" when I want to say it as an adjective.  And for the adj. in writing, I want to add an acute accent to the second "e".

Joel


      From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:35 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Urban legend? Or fact?
   
AUGGHH!  Until you asked, it hadn't occurred to me.  Now, 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!
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Wilson Gray
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:17 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Urban legend? Or fact?

Agent Orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange
It was given its name from the color of the orange-striped barrels in which
it was shipped and was, by far, the most widely-used of the so-called
"rainbow herbicides."

And is _striped_ disyllabic for anyone else but me?
-- 
-Wilson 

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