Kaisers-lautern or Kaiser-slau[gh]tern?

Chris F. Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Mon Jun 19 07:58:45 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 23:26 -0400, Laurence Horn wrote:
> >On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 15:11 -0400, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> >>  Is it Kaisers-lautern ["au" as in allow, as I was taught in junior
> >>  high], or Kaiser-slautern [as in slaughter] as the ABC announcer at
> >>  the World Cup has been vocalizing?  And what does "lautern" mean?
> >
> >As Leonard Cohen already said,
> I think that was Jerry Cohen who said it on the list earlier today,
> unless you're remembering a Leonard Cohen song I'm not familiar with
> (he did have a couple of albums I missed in the late 90s) addressing
> the matter...

How embarrassing. My sincerest apologies to Mr Cohen. I was so focused
on not misspelling his name that I latched onto his middle name, which
is harder to spell.

Chris Waigl

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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