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Subject:Re: Caps misunderstanding II From:Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp -at- CAYMAN -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 2 May 1994 09:53:59 EDT
In response to the discussion on caps, David Berghart wrote:
>No matter how many Victorian novels I read to, there are yet more clammering
>to be read to (if you've never heard a Victorian novel clammer, you're
>missing something very special).
Hmmmm, so that's what they do! Have you ever heard of the Bulwer-Lytton
contest ("It was a dark and stormy night....")?
I always they thought they "clamored" for attention, but "clammering,"
which sounds more like "hammering," is probably right. In New England, we
do have "clammers" who "clamber" around the rocks and mud, making a great
"clamor" with their implements as they dig the -uh-quahogs (and clams)! It
all depends on your perspective on Victorian novels and bivalve mollusks.
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