[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 5 09:47:13 EDT 2016


"And is _striped_ disyllabic for anyone else but me?"

Only as in Daniel Striped Tiger in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood..

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 10:17 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Agent Orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange
> It was given its name from the color of the orange-striped barrels in which
> it was shipped and was, by far, the most widely-used of the so-called
> "rainbow herbicides."
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> And is _striped_ disyllabic for anyone else but me?
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