Go(ld) Fish!

Enid Pearsons epearsons at RANDOMHOUSE.COM
Mon Aug 2 15:49:04 UTC 1999

Go Fish (name of the game -- vigorous primary/primary or secondary/primary
stress pattern); "Go fish" or just plain "Fish" for the triumphant command
to the other player.  Never, never Goldfish, which I assume would have had
a primary/secondary stress pattern.  This all in Bridgeport, New Britain,
and New Haven, Connecticut.

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From:  Arnold Zwicky <zwicky @ CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
Date:  08/02/99 11:02 AM
Subject:  Re: Go(ld) Fish!

i grew up (in the 40s and 50s) in eastern pennsylvania, and
it was strictly Go Fish for me.

in the 60s the Harvard Lampoon published a parody of the
james bond novels in which a central scene was a card game
between the hero and the villain, lacertus alligator.  i
still recall the thrill when the hero cried out in victory,
"Go fish, Lacertus!"

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)

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