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A dog named Holly?

The Boston accent strikes again.

I’m a social worker, and I was talking to a client the other day about his dog. I asked the dog’s name. My client said, “Holly.” “Oh, like the berry?” I asked. “No,” he replied, “like the motorcycle!”

Julia Biddle

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