[Ads-l] Heard: _forehead_ > "forrid" [fOrId]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 23 10:45:53 EDT 2017


> On Oct 23, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> wrote:
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> In the old nursery rhyme, it rhymes with "horrid."  The little girl in the rhyme may have been badly behaved, but she wasn't a whore-head.
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> —Charlie

Alternate version:

There is a little girl
Who has a little curl
Right in the middle of her fore-head.
When she is good 
She is very very good
But when she is bad she’s a warhead.

(Have to change it to present tense for metrical reasons.). Or in the milder version, “when she is bad she’s a sore-head".  

Of course, for those who have /farhEd/ rather than /fOrhEd/ she’d have to be a tar-head, a bar-head, or something of the like.  

LH 
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> "Fahrid" is correct, if you're me.
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> JL
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> On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
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>> My native pronunciation of "forehead" (in eastern Texas) was simply [fard].
>> 
>> 
>> --Charlie
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>> "I can kick myself in the forehead."
>> 
>> spoken by Wee Man
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>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Acuña
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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.
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