[Ads-l] scrapnel

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 1 02:31:08 UTC 2019

> On Aug 31, 2019, at 9:12 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 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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