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Richard shirley was part of the team that reinvented the pledge.

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> > Richard shirley was part of the team that reinvented the pledge.

Any relation to Shirley Jones?

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
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Lieblich's Law: No query addressed to AUE is so foolish, inane, or ignorant that it cannot elicit at least one serious answer.

I am grateful to Martin for his help. And, no, no question is too foolish to not deserve an answer.


Mike Barnes
Cheshire, England
ObAUE: Why is the Salvation Army called the "Sally Anne"?

Not in the UK in my experience - it's the "Sally Army" here.

I say ('i:NglIS), ('i:[email protected]), (wi:N), and (stri:N) ("eenglish", "eengland", "weeng", ... (I), I will clearly hear them pronouncing them with (iEmotion: smile.

I know that I can't tell the difference (by ear, anyway) between(IN) and (iN). This is all because, as far ... /i/; I, out of habit, interpret mineas /I/, but I sure couldn't tell you whether it's actually (I) or (i).

I also interpret mine as /I/, but I can feel a difference - it feels higher and fronter. The same is true for /I/ before /g/, and for /E/ before both /N/ and /g/. The vowels of "egg" and "vague" are still different, but they don't feel as different as those of "bet" and "bait".
(Not just out of habit, actually: /I/ also fits the pattern better,as my dialect allows /A./, /E/, and /V/ - ... ambiguous cases to the short-vowel phonemes /I/ and /&/, rather than the long-vowelphonemes /i/ and /e/ that they also resemble.)

I have /N/ after the short vowels (but not /U/) and /OI/ e.g. "bang", "strength", "sing", "long", "hung", "boing". My "long" has /A./ ("cot"), not /O/ ("caught").
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However, certain obscure things like "Dr. Johnson" or ancient Latin subjunctive tenses cannot be accurately Googled. I'm sure you realize this yourself, Bob. You try Googling "Johnson" and tell me what you find.

If I thought that "Dr. Johnson" were obscure, I wouldn't admit it in a group devoted to the English language. Such admissions make others wonder about the depth of one's education.
In any case, I googled "Dr. Johnson" and found the third listing (second main listing) devoted to Samuel. Googling on "Doctor Johnson" brings up a site devoted to the good doctor as the first listing.

Richard R. Hershberger
On 15 Jan 2004, Richard Maurer wrote

<< (DE781) A little help please; isn't the guy who ... shirley was part of the team that reinvented the pledge.

Any relation to Shirley Jones?

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Richard, shirley.

Do you know Google can't find a single well-known Richard Shirley to enable me to make some stunning jokes?

Sometimes Google can let you down. I've wasted a lot of time today playing with the new Google feature which is being tested which lets you read extracts of books. It's taken me some time to work out exactly what to type in - the snippet in the Guardian that led me to this was a bit misleading. The formula appears to be
(your search word or phrase) site:print.google.com

If, for example, you wanted a taste of Henning Mankell, my current favourite crime writer, you would type in
mankell site:print.google.com
Some of the links only provide the cover blurb, with others you seem to get as much
as a whole chapter.
I'm not quite sure how useful this feature is, though.

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I see Joey has attained Bun Mui status a feeder of straight lines.

For those AUErs who also read AFU: don't you want to introduce Joey to Jami JoAnne and see what happens?

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