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Subject:Re: Typo or pun of the year From:Linda Castellani <castle -at- CRL -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 2 Dec 1996 12:26:37 -0800
On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Virginia L. Krenn wrote:
> Guy Haas <ghaas -at- netscape -dot- com> wrote:
> >I wrote to Brother-in-Law #1 (and CC'd #2) thusly:
> >>Please, please, please -- On your [web] page...
> >>"it's" == "it is"
> >>"its" == belonging to it
> >Brother-in-Law #2 (the engineer) replied promply:
> >>Such penned up rage.
> >>I can barely spell, let alone tell the difference between a
> >>contraction and a possessive pronoun.
> >But is it a typo, a pun, or a typun?
> ...none of the above. It's a Mondegreen.
It's not a Mondegreen. Mondegreens are misheard song lyrics...