Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Nov 1 20:08:23 UTC 2001

Uhm, the context I meant was the blues song; sorry for obscurity.


>Hm, depends on the context.  How about this:
>Betty said to duPRAY, "trow me up de stairs a cooKIE, eh?"
>Well, maybe the scansion doesn't work there, either -- seems
>kinda Pindaric.  But we northerners, ya know, we all speak Greek.

Dennis R. Preston
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