Another one bites the dust?

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Thu Sep 6 04:21:37 UTC 2007

Maybe they're afraid to say "vertebra."

At 11:31 PM 9/5/2007, you wrote:
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>Subject:      Another one bites the dust?
>Heard on CSI:
>[Holding up a bone]: "Looks like a human _vertebrae_."
>All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
>come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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