Hillary Brown hillaryhazelbrown at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 10 19:06:13 UTC 2010

I believe you can attribute that altered pronunciation to "Forrest Gump."


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Charles Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
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> *"He hurt his left head"?  Surely not, Ron!
> ". . . left butt" might be a little different, since "butt" seems sort of like an abbreviation or synonym for "buttock" (which our students now, for some reason, all pronounce [b at tak] instead of [b at d@k]).
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