[Ads-l] Urban legend? Or fact?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 6 01:11:46 UTC 2016

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> The answer has suddenly become, "I think maybe it is, sometimes, but I
> can't be sure of the circumstances."  But I know it doesn't sound
> dysphonious.  Inconclusive self-analysis!

I know the feeling! I've long pondered the question, "Do I *always* say
[straIpId] or do I sometimes say [straIpt]?" "_White-stri-ped_ pedestrian
crossing"? "_White-strip'd_ pedestrian crossing"? Which would I use, if I
wasn't monitoring myself? It's as bad as  "eh-conomic" v. "ee-conomic"!

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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