just e-nun-ci-ate

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Aug 29 23:18:38 UTC 2012

>From Joe Sharkey's weekly column on the sorrows of the business traveller,
 in the NYTimes yesterday (August 28).

"It reminds me of a true story from the 1980s about a man in the Los
Angeles Airport who was headed home to Oakland, Calif., but ended up
instead halfway around the world, in Auckland, New Zealand, because of a
gate agent’s confusion over pronunciation — back when air travel was a lot
more casual."


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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