odd form

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 9 02:07:18 UTC 2010

I don't believe I've heard *anything* other than "asterik" since I've been
in Tennessee.
At the University.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:49 PM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
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> > Anyone else heard "AN APPENDIC"?
> Can't say that I have. This form, based on just my experience, needs
> "AN ASTERIK." ;-) Now, *that* form I've been hearing in place of
> _asterisk_ for the past thirty years or more.
> I'm now going to be on the alert for _*indeck_ or however you want to spell
> it..
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