Heard: "dog pound" > "dog pond"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 1 03:07:26 UTC 2014

When I was a kid in StL, "dog pond" was the reinterpretation of "dog pound"
in the local BE. Just heard "dog pond" used by Paul Guilfoyle, a native of
Canton, MA. He plays the character, "Police Captain Jim Brass," on CSI.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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