Beware of the dog

Sean M. Burke sburke at
Thu Feb 6 08:58:02 CET 2003

At 2/6/2003 07:47 AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>That is because you Brits, having had business there [Iraq] fairly 
>recently, know how to pronounce the name of the country, whereas we 
>Americans, who don't know Iraq from Indonesia, mostly don't know how.  It 
>is in no way a sound-change, just sheer ignorance.

I refer you to the ancient Mayan philosopher, [hEr@'klejt at s], who once 
observed that one never steps in the same dogshit twice.
At least, that's the way I heard it said in ['iow@], ['id at ho], and [mi'suraj].

Sean M. Burke  sburke at

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