[OM] Re: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Subject: [OM] Re: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
From: Gordon Ross <gordross@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 16:13:17 -0600
Excuse me but I feel I must step in and defend Andrew - in all  
fairness I don't see any spots!!!!

John James Audubon

On 6-May-08, at 4:00 PM, Andrew Fildes wrote:

> Geez mate - I have and I've never even been there. Perhaps you export
> your long vowels, or put them on TV, or just can't here them - much
> as I can't seem to hear this Australian accent I'm suppposed to have
> acquired.
> Hey, are you calling me a spotted dickhead? How did you know?
> Andrew Fildes
> afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On 07/05/2008, at 12:11 AM, Bob Whitmire wrote:
>> In all my travels lengthwise and widthwise across this land I have
>> _never_ heard anyone pronounce it mawmy.
>> Up here in Occupied Canada, mumma is heard. Across the frontier in
>> New Brunswick, one hears mum. Where I grew up, maw or mom or
>> sometimes momma. I've heard mommy, but usually from effete little
>> twits, momma's boys, or those reaching for sarcasm. Never have I
>> heard mawmy. Clean the spotted dick out of your ears. <insert smiley
>> preference here>

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