Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 14 14:14:00 UTC 2011

At 5/13/2011 10:41 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>At least OBGYN (pronounced as letters) is shorter than something even more
>But what's shorter than /paunz/?
>Too surreal?:  they don't know that "lbs." really means pounds. They think
>it abbreviates something that is the practical equivalent of pounds, but not
>pounds themselves. Like "legal burden sizes" or something.

It's "lipo-burden", Jon.


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