The lonely shepherd

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Jun 6 03:47:14 UTC 2013

In this article about ChicagoO'Hare Airport employing goats to graze on
the runways to keep them free of grass and weeds, there's this sentence:

The herd of 25 goats will be transported to O'Hare from the nearby
suburb of Barrington Hills in about a month, along with a shepherd who
will oversee them ....

What, not a goatherd?


On 6/5/2013 3:44 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: Pronunciation of "malware"
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> At 6/4/2013 08:40 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>> This afternoon a local TV newscaster (Atlanta) pronounced "malware"
>> with the first syllable like "mall."  I would pronounce the first
>> syllable to rhyme with "pal"--though I don't believe I have ever
>> actually spoken the word; perhaps I hadn't even heard it spoken.  I
>> there a "standard" pronunciation?
> What about "Male Contents"?  is it mail, mal (as in pal), moll, or
> mall?  is it CON-tents, or con-TENTS?
> Joel
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