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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:55:27 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: oh wabe!

On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Michael Andre-Driussi wrote:

>> This is word play. The sound of the word "way" is combined with the
>> sound of the common first letter of "before," "behind" and "beyond" to
>> produce the word "wabe." (My apologies to everyone who already
>> understood this perfectly.)

> Hey, does this mean it is pronounced "WAY-bee," to rhyme with "baby"?  I
> thought it was "WAYB" to rhyme with "babe"!

According to Humpty-Dumpty.

But according to Carroll's original definition:

Wabe (derived from the verb to swab or soak). The side of a hill
     (from its being soaked by the rain).

So it looks like it is pronounced 'wob'. See



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