[Ads-l] Facebookery: Wendy < windy

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 4 22:07:24 EST 2017

"I remember there was a huge _Wendy_ [sic] storm that went through Fort
Jackson, back then."

Some may recall, from some years back, the discussion of the case in which
a colleague from Rantoul, Illinois, and I both assumed that the title of
the song, "Windy," was "Wendy." Since he had named his new-born daughter
after the song _before_ he had bought a copy of it, she really dodged a
bullet. He told me that, had he learned the correct title in time, he
*would* have named the poor girl "Windy."

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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