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To: grey_whiskers; Alamo-Girl; hosepipe; ahayes
HWHRTINHNM

?!?!?!

Kinda reminds me of the problem I had reading Swift's Gulliver's Travels, when I was confronted by a seemingly unpronounceable word: "Houyhnhnms." This was a term of honor that the people of Lilliput conferred on the high muckety-mucks of their society. But I couldn't figure out how to pronounce the word!

Then in a vast inspiration, it came to me: "Houyhnhnms" is pronounced exactly like the sound of a horse's whinney, or neigh.

I felt much better then. :^)

576 posted on 06/12/2007 7:18:45 PM PDT by betty boop ("Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- A. Einstein)
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To: betty boop
LOLOL! Precious!
580 posted on 06/12/2007 8:19:55 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: betty boop
I was confronted by a seemingly unpronounceable word: "Houyhnhnms."

Read Gulliver's Travels in high school. That word ruined the book for me.

And to add insult to injury, I mentally pronounced the word to myself as "HOW-nee-hims". It was only much later, to my acute embarassment, that I found out about your correct pronunciation.

Cheers!

583 posted on 06/12/2007 8:34:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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