pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Fri Mar 31 00:06:45 EST 2000
On Thu, 30 Mar 2000 Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk wrote:
> > > Hmmm - maybe because to say it "Hay - lee" reminds us of Hayley
> > > Mills?
> > Because it's written Halley - and the double-l - to me - indicates
> > a short vowel.
> > Not that I *think* this out, its just instinct.
> > I've never worked out why people call it Hay-lee's comet.
> Well, I've alway's called it Hallie's Comet, if you see what I mean.
> But the only person I know with the surname Halley I think
> pronounces it as in Hall.
Somebody at this college just got awarded the Peter Halley memorial
prize for academic thigamabob, and the presenter announced it Hayley.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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