[Ads-l] groin

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 11 00:20:29 EST 2018


What has become of _crotch_? Is it, like _through_ instead of _done_,
_noon_ instead of _newn_, or _Eli[z]e_ instead of _Eli[s]e_, etc., peculiar
only to those parts of the country in which I learned to speak English?

On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:30 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
wrote:

> My word! Thanks, Dennis, I've learned something today.
>
> Mark (my words)
>
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 10:55 PM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > It sounded odd to me. I thought I only had one groin.  But anatomists say
> > we have left and right groins. It suppose I have two anatomical groins,
> but
> > only one euphemistic groin.
> >
> > --
> > Dennis C. During
> >
> >
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