[Ads-l] Query: "It's (all) Greek to me"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 15 15:55:13 UTC 2016


> On Mar 15, 2016, at 11:21 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
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> On the subject of phoneitc similarities, I am curious whether the University of Connecticut athletic teams are called the "Huskies" because "U Conn" is pronounced the same as "Yukon".
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That's the standard assumption in these parts, although the canine traditionally pictured on local sweatshirts wasn't particularly close in appearance to the Yukon husky.  In fact, presumably for that reason, the depiction has undergone a rather radical transformation over the years, as can be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/j4qb4fu.  

LH (Go Huskies!  And Bulldogs!)

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