Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Aug 25 15:46:49 UTC 2013

What is the significance of the apostrophe?

But why is this not simply "chic" = "stylish" mispronounced?  Is
there, like "Miss Chick Jeans" (which I confess I had never heard
of), a brand named "(Miss) Chick Furniture"?  Something like "chick movies"?


At 8/24/2013 09:27 PM, Herb Stahlke wrote:
>I found the following in a comment on a Washington Post article this
>sell the wood to one of those recycled wood places that will turn into
>chic' furniture
>I've heard "chic" pronounced "chick" ever since the jeans by that name were
>on the market, and clearly the pronunciation must have been around longer
>than that.  But this is the first time I've seen this spelling reanalysis.
>Unfortunately a Google search wasn't useful.
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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