humanizing a gene

Bryan J. Maloney bjm10 at
Thu Aug 16 16:07:59 EST 2001

In article 
<Pine.SGI.4.33.0108161550460.4354897-100000 at>, 
mw132 at (Michael Witty) wrote:

> Dear Mike,
>          this is a strange irony: someone from Cambridge trying to
> verbifying nouns and someone from America recommending pukka English!
> Regards, Mike.

That took me a moment to figure out.  What on earth does a seashell 
necklace have to do with English usage?  Then I realized that you hadn't 
misspelled "puka".

"A 'Cape Cod Salsa' just isn't right."

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