victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 14 03:47:39 UTC 2011

Just be glad you haven't heard "elbeez"--I have.


On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> We recently discussed the unusual use of "tornado" in automated National
> Weather Service Warnings.
> In a local Amber Alert this week, the abducted girl was described as
> weighing "115 /el bi es/", while her abductor weighed "184 /el bi es/."
> What's wrong with /paunz/? What's with these people?
> JL

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