"Ima Hogg" redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 31 15:23:12 UTC 2007

My WAG's: way back when, a vintner got caught trying to palm off on
someone a sour butt of wine. Or maybe someone got suckered into buying
a butt of wine that everyone else knew was sour.


On 5/31/07, James Harbeck <jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> Where I work, we have some content that has been written by a woman
> with the last name of Sowerbutt. How does one come to have such a
> name, anyway?
> I, too, knew a Michael Hunt, and he was a Catholic priest; he never
> went by Mike. I also knew of a dentist named Dr. Payne. And someone
> told me of friends of theirs, the Cokes, who named their son Ryan.
> (Is rye and Coke drunk in the US?)
> My latest favourite, however, is a friend who had a son named Sam,
> and then had a daughter and named her Ella. And it never occurred to
> them until the certificates were all done up and someone pointed it
> out to them that their kids, taken together, were a form of food
> poisoning.
> James Harbeck.
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