[Ads-l] I say "Lusitan-i-ay"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 18 08:42:05 EDT 2019


 >  And, yeah, ll.2 and 4 are supposed to rhyme.  More or less.

Do they ever:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ghKLjcTv1o

Go to  2:45.

JL

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:10 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Not identical, but similar and older:
>
>      "I must suffer for deserting,
>      “From the brig Niagara;
>      "Read this letter, brothers, sisters,
>      “’Tis the last you’ll hear from me.”
>
> From the Wilkes-Barre _Gleaner_ (June 16, 1815).
>
>
> JL
> And, yeah, ll.2 and 4 are supposed to rhyme.  More or less.
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 3:06 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
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>> > Piqua, OH, is pronounced "Pickway."
>>
>>
>> The late Harvey Fuqua, who sang lead with The Moonglows on the well-known
>> R&B oldie, "Sincerely," pronounced his name as "Fewqway."
>>
>> Somewhere, back in the '40's, I read a description of pig-Latin in which
>> "-a" was used in place of the "-ay" that I expected on the basis of having
>> heard it on the playground. Since this was the only written - hence,
>> canonical, of course - version of p-L that I'd ever seen, for years, I
>> thought that I was somehow mishearing the "-a" as "-ay."
>>
>> Youneverknow.
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>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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