Pros from Dover
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 27 18:53:41 UTC 2002
>Are you sure the Simpsons got their first? After all, they came out much
>much later than M*A*S*H. :-)
Well, yup, since M*A*S*H never got to Springfield at all...
>I do like the phonological basis for Dover. It seems it woudl not have
>caught on at all if it hadn't just "sounded" right.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:20 PM
>Subject: Re: Pros from Dover
>> >My comment on convenient assonance still stands. Would "pro from
>> >Springfield" have worked as well? There are more Springfields than
>> >(To keep a language element in the discussion.)
>> Plus the Simpsons got to Springfield first.
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