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07-07-2008, 11:13 AM
My father used to sing a song to me, and the only way I'm ever going to find the song's lyrics is if I remember how to spell this word.

The one line I remember from the song is, "I'm just an alsoran"

Except I have no idea how to spell Alsoran. Ole soul ran? Olsoran? Google isn't helpful, and I'm banking that one of ya'll will know what I'm talking about.

JJ Cooper
07-07-2008, 11:21 AM
It may be 'all so ran' or 'all-so-ran'.


07-07-2008, 11:27 AM
an also-ran - like, not the winner, an also-ran.

Soccer Mom
07-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Chevbrock is correct. An also-ran. It's from racing. This horse also ran. but didn't do anything worthy of note.

Danger Jane
07-07-2008, 08:36 PM


07-07-2008, 08:40 PM
I would stick with two words: also ran. i.e. raced but did not win.

Matera the Mad
07-08-2008, 10:16 AM
It is usually hyphenated when used in the sense of a loser. Song lyric posters may not give a damn.

07-08-2008, 12:28 PM
That's the word, thanks!

Sure as heck isn't the song though. :-/ I can't find it, either.

Oh well.

Kitty Pryde
07-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Michael Jackson, "Dangerous"? It's from 1991.

Don't expect so much of me
I'm just also ran, there's a mile
between the way you see me
and the way I am