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At 11:23 AM 4/4/2006, you wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:08:12AM -0400, Marcia Karp wrote:
> > Yes, and without standard spelling they wouldn't be notable.
>
>This is so true.  I think that Peter fails to realize that the punning
>of which he is so fond *relies* upon a standard spelling.

Hmmm. Don't you think there is punning in oral-aural cultures (soundsation, 
so to speak)? I think print expands the possibilities (see Finnegan's Wake; 
see Finnegan's Wake run, wayriver 'e goes), but punning is sound first.

Ken A.