RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Dec 14 01:04:55 UTC 2006

I have also heard you-ran-us, as in "You ran us off the ranch."
In a message dated 12/13/06 9:54:29 AM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> You know a quantitativist like me is countin. I've already heard from
> several others that this was a common US "professional"
> pronunciation, both with the motivation to avoid chuckles but also
> simply with that of insider-outsider.
> dInIs

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