[Ads-l] I say Rally; you say Rawly

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Sep 27 21:54:45 EDT 2016


As Jimmy the Six and One said, or is said to have said, on first greeting him on
the English and Scottish border, "I hae heard somewhat rawly o ye, Sir Walter."

(Yeah, right, was Jimmy thinking of "She was a lady whom time surprised," or
"Better a republic than that [unprintable] Scot" ?)

Robin

> 
>     On 28 September 2016 at 01:16 Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> 
>     This morning the news announcer on a local Boston radio station said
> Clinton was to have a "rally in Rally".   (The "a' in the latter might have
> been less broad than in the former.)  Driving home this afternoon, a different
> announcer on the same station said Clinton was having a "rally in Rawly".
> 
>     I'll leave it to the Rebels on this list to sort this out.
> 
>     Joel
> 
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