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On 7/10/07, caeruleancentaur <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Luke 16:26, in the story of the rich man and Lazarus tells of a great
> abyss.  I have heard "a great abbess."

Could have been worse.  I believe at least one version of the Bible
translates that as "a deep abyss"..

I used to pronounce <brazier> as homphonous with "brassiere" as well.
The word doesn't come up that often, but it was (is?) the trademarked
hamburger name of the Dairy Queen restaurant chain.

-- 
Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>