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#2545 - 05/25/00 09:55 AM Re: Memory of words
Jackie Offline

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>Yes, his family was from Alabama. Surely you've heard of the famous Mobile phones?<
Ohmigawd, Rubrick!
You deserve at least the Alexander Graham Bell Award for
that one! Oh, my laughter is ringing!




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#2546 - 05/25/00 02:43 PM Re: Memory of words
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'Brick -

There's a graoner, if ever was! Does the wordsmith permit such agonising puns?



Hey! I can speak markup!



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#2547 - 06/09/00 12:34 AM Re: Memory of words
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I always had problems with any word with both m's and n's. For years I went around referring to crinimals and I still have nightmares about those things with fronds that live on rocks on the bottom of the sea, and about wind-speed measuring devices.

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#2548 - 06/09/00 04:40 AM Re: Memory of words
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I too had a problem with the things at the bottom of the sea. It took me a long time to realised that anenomes did not rhyme with garden gnomes.

I still cannot pronounce colliery - I always want to say collierely.


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#2549 - 06/09/00 05:04 AM Re: Memory of words
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How do you find corollary?

My heart always went out to the Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood I think her name is, who confessed in an interview that as a girl she'd always thought molesters were the people one called to exterminate subterranean mammals.

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#2550 - 06/09/00 05:21 AM Re: Memory of words
jmh Offline
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>How do you find corollary?

Not good! I just hope I never have a coronary!

In my maths class at university it was used a lot as you may expect. We had one lecturer with a very strong Glasgow accent and it took one of my friends until the end of the third term to discover that he had been saying "lemma" in his algebra lectures - she had been writing "lemon"!



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#2551 - 06/09/00 09:43 AM Re: Memory of words
Jackie Offline

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I was nearly grown before I realized that, in the hymn,
Jesus did not climb the hill of cavalry.
Also, my schoolmates and I had to work rather hard to learn
the proper spellings of Cincinnati and Mississippi. (In fact, I can only hope that I got them correct here!)

I did know that, when my Rho D'Island friend spoke of
hunting for quogs, that he meant quahogs. I'll take his
word for it--we don't have them here. (anemones either.)


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#2552 - 06/12/00 03:48 AM Re: Memory of words
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> I was nearly grown before I realized that, in the hymn,
Jesus did not climb the hill of cavalry.

On that same note - the Scottish comedian, Billy Connolly, once asked a friend of childhood experiences of misinterpreting or mishearing words. She told him that she had always thought there was a teddy-bear called Gladly who lived in Heaven. Gladly had something wrong with his eyes, she knew, because every Sunday her parents would sing 'Gladly the cross I'd bear'.


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#2553 - 06/12/00 10:27 AM Re: Memory of words
Jackie Offline

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Are you sure that wasn't Billy Conoly?


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#2554 - 06/12/00 02:42 PM Re: Memory of words
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Surely you mean Bily Conoly


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