this message brought to you by the letter P
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Thu Apr 8 21:46:55 UTC 2004
Do you suppose that the seven rhyming words might be, say, BAD, MAD, BAT, MAT, CAT, BAG, TAG?
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Arnold M. Zwicky
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 5:37 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: this message brought to you by the letter P
specifically: "Your Letter Link set contains 7 special letters which
represent baby's first sounds (B, D, G, M, T, C, A). "
i would like to protest on behalf of the letter P. and N.
to continue: "These letters can be interlinked to spell seven special
quick! name those seven rhyming words! the best i can do is six, and
that takes something of a stretch in the vocabulary: AD, BAD, GAD, MAD,
TAD, CAD. or AM, BAM, DAM, GAM, TAM, CAM. or, just barely imaginably,
AB [one abdominal muscle], DAB, GAB, [Queen] MAB, TAB, CAB. _AT falls
down on DAT, unless you accept the acronym for Digital Audio Tape. _AG
falls down on CAG, and is dubious on DAG ['dyke', as in BULLDAG] and
the clippings AG and MAG. _AC is pretty generally hopeless.
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