"Word" words?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Apr 27 15:13:13 UTC 2008

on 4/26/08 12:45 PM, Herb Stahlke at hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM wrote:

> And, of course, the Los Angeles Angels.
> Herb
Some of these redundancies that involve foreign words naturalized into AE
(e.g., "the El Nino," "the hoi polloi," "the Inuit"  et al.)can be forgiven
on the ground that the article in the original language merges into a new,
sometimes proper noun in English.  Not so with "HIV virus" & other similar
ones based solely in English.

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