a critical mondegreen

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 2 21:52:44 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 5:38 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu> wrote:
> bestial

How quaint! Surely, one is aware that the word is pronounced, "beasty-al"!

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.
-Mark Twain

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