First film title in Inglish

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 27 17:45:11 UTC 2009

At 1:15 PM -0400 8/27/09, Mark Mandel wrote:
>What is "CHA=D0=AFLY", which is how it came through here?
>m a m

For "=D0=" read the Russian letter for "ya", which is the backwards
"R" of "Toys ___ Us" and also more relevantly of "CHA_LY".  That's
the way I received it, and I assume the way Jon sent it--it's the
movie from "Flowers for Algernon".


>On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>
>>  "Inglourious Basterds."
>>  (Actually the second if you count "CHA=D0=AFLY.")
>>  (First movie ad was "The birds is coming," but that's just punctuation.)
>>  Why fast-forward yourself to the 28th C. to chuckle at their "language,"
>>  when you can do it now for free?
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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