The lonely shepherd

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jun 6 16:46:54 UTC 2013

At 6/5/2013 11:47 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
>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?

Because there is already a goat herd?


>On 6/5/2013 3:44 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
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>>Subject:      Re: Pronunciation of "malware"
>>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?
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