Words & Stuff

ggg: Rhyme Sightings (Reader Comments and Addenda)

(30 March 1999)

Carl Muckenhoupt notes that in the line

Dull, bull; Geoffrey, George ate late,

"ate" is probably meant to be pronounced /Et/ rather than the more standard American /eIt/. I agree; I had been baffled by the inclusion of two rhyming words on that line, but that pronunciation makes it make sense.

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