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"Nebuchadnezzar ...... Mr Skinner believes in this case there is also the phonetic difficulty that puts people off. "It sounds very harsh with all those zeds. It's not very easy to pronounce, either."" Mr Skinner is an ass (in the British sense). When we were children we used to recite a rhyme about him: pronunciation held no fear.

"Nebuchadnezzar, King of the Jews, bought his wife a pair of shoes,

When the shoes began to wear, Nebuchadnezzar began to swear,

etc etc."

Odd: I had a nanny growing up in Kenya named Dorcas. No nickname.

I have known lots of Dorcases in my life.


is a Christian name?

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