Vowels [was Re: "monty" < "python"]

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 11:09:52 CET 2013


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 8:36 PM, David H Wild <dhwild at talktalk.net> wrote:
> In article <MNydnWm7B9i5NdfMnZ2dnUVZ_s6dnZ2d at giganews.com>, Larry Hudson
> <orgnut at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> The word "apron" was originally "napron", and over the years the phrase
>> "a napron" mutated to "an apron".  So that became the accepted word.
>
> Similarly, the snake was a nadder - congruent with the natterjack toad.

Hey look, snakes, we're back on topic!

ChrisA



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