[LMB] OT: off topic (ish) Female Heroes

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Mon Sep 1 23:18:05 BST 2008

Quoting Meg Justus <mmegaera at nwlink.com>:

>> I have always been a voracious reader and many times embarrassed
>> myself by mispronouncing something I'd only seen in print before.
>> Jane
> And everyone on this list who grew up with this problem raise hir hand now,
> please?
> <counts 90+% of the list>  Yup.  Just as I suspected.
> Megaera
> whose sisters teased unmercifully on this subject

I don't run into it as often as I once did, but boy did this used to  
happen to me!  Especially French derived words.


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