"floppy disk"--why "floppy"?

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri May 11 01:01:14 UTC 2001


Red peppers too! What a macho display!


>At 3:31 PM -0400 5/10/01, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>Or [di SHET] in southern dialects (of Italy, that is). Please add a
>>little garlic to mine, but hold it for larry if he says so.
>Hold the garlic?  Perish the thought!  Extra garlic, and crushed red
>pepper if you don't mind.
>>>At 12:04 PM -0400 5/10/01, James A. Landau wrote:
>>>>     One more item:  for quite some time it was unsettled whether the proper
>>>>spelling was "disk drive" or "disc drive".  "Disk" won out, perhaps because
>>>>"discette" is not a plausible spelling.
>>>Well, it depends what you're spelling.  Maybe it's just that it's
>>>lunchtime, but for me this conjures up some tasty round pasta forms,
>>>pronounced of course [di SHET te].  A little freshly grated parmesan
>>>on mine, please.
>>Dennis R. Preston
>>Department of Linguistics and Languages
>>Michigan State University
>>East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>>preston at pilot.msu.edu
>>Office: (517)353-0740
>>Fax: (517)432-2736

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
Office: (517)353-0740
Fax: (517)432-2736

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