[Ads-l] Seen on the tube:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 11 20:03:05 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Both forms in HDAS II.

It was the juxtaposition of the two in just that way that got my attention
and not the fact of their existence. You wouldn't expect anyone to use the
pronunciation, "nards," in face of the spelling, "nads."

Well, *I* wouldn't expect that, anyway.


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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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