[Ads-l] Heard on Unsolved Mysteries

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 3 23:37:42 EDT 2017


_Falcon_ pronounced as "fall-k'n" by Dennis Farina, the show's narrator.
It's been dekkids since I've heard that pronunciation from my lost youth.
It's probably at least archaic, if not fully obsolete.

Apropos of nothing, in the Army I knew a guy named "Forkner." I choose to
believe that, historically, this name, like "Faulkner," is also derived
from _falconer_.

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-Wilson
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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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