[Ads-l] scrapnel

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 1 01:12:22 UTC 2019

LH: << “skirt” (vs. “shirt”), “scatter” (vs. “shatter”), “screw” (vs.
“shrew”), “scabby” (vs. “shabby”),…. So maybe scrapnel is just Nordic
shrapnel (from the Battle of Skreveport).  >>

School ~ shul, schedule ~ schedule, maraschino ~ maraschino. (Next time you
play Scrabble, pronounce it *Shrabble, see if we can start a trend. I think
it's a violation of Starfleet's Prime Directive, but it never stopped Kirk.)

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