everyone should have a good dictionary. . . .

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 14 05:56:57 UTC 2012

GAT: <<< a crowd confused the words pedophile and pediatrician and
vandalized the home of an innocent  doctor.>>>
LH: <<<At least the two are cognates, so the rioters get part credit.
WB: Actually, p(a)ed- is the same word.
LH:  How about those poor podiatrists?
WB:  Yeah, well, we had problems with them Pod People back in '56, '78,
'93, and most recently in 2007. Talk about yer epidemic mass hysteria! I'm
still checkin' my attic & basement ever' night. And I'm not talkin' about
them new-fangled iPod doohickies either; that's a different zombie problem.

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