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Posted By: Mrrzy
19-Feb-02 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Sound Of Pear-Shaped Tones
Subject: Sound Of Pear-Shaped Tones
Please? Ran across this phrase trying to Googlewhack something with Mellifluous - have heard the phrase all my life. Did a search here first, found no discussions - what ARE pear-shaped tones, and where did the phrase arise? This is one of those Shakespeare Or The Bible things, isn't it?