Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 1 01:45:05 UTC 2009

Used to have a girlfriend was from Scituate ['sItS@,wIt]. It's on the
South Shore, a hootna holler from Cohasset and a mind-numbing drive
from Somerville ['s^m at vl] for Thanksgiving.


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 9:29 PM, James Harbeck<jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> Subject:      sweatxedo
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> This word caught my eye when I saw it in one of the "readings" in
> this month's Harper's. It only gets 6 Google hits as one word, but
> "sweat-xedo" gets almost 20,000, which, however, dissolve into 33 by
> the time you've clicked through to page 4, and they're all quoting
> the letter Harper's printed. The letter reprinted in Harper's can be
> seen at
> http://schansblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/dont-try-satire-on-those-without-sense.html
> . Interesting that only Harper's and one blog have the unhyphenated
> version.
> James Harbeck.
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