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From: "suntzu2" <>
Subject: Re: Pronunciation Of _William_
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 13:48:50 -0500
My point exactly!
<> wrote in message news:...
> Dear Brett,
> Certainly the words beating a dead horse have a meaning.
> means to engage in a pointless activity. Assume You have a horse and wagon
> many cases drover`s whip is available to the driver to make the horse go
> faster. The Horse suddenly drops in it`s tracks dead. The Driver continues
> it to no avail. In the current thread Spencer is opting to champion the
> `street `/ public pronunciation of the name William. He says Will-yam.
> Peter is
> championing the canonical pronunciation of Will-i-am and it seems that
> the twain (i e two) shall meet (i e agree)
> James William Cummings
> Dixmont, Maine USA
> PS For the Record I not uncommonly use the even worse pronunciation
> of Will-yum.