[Ads-l] orthographic symbolism

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 26 20:51:26 EDT 2016


> On May 26, 2016, at 7:40 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> 
> Especially with Afrikaners around perhaps even longer?  (At Oberllin, I don't give credence to the notion that the "Afrikan Heritage Center" is a place for anti-black racists to gather.)
> 
> 
> Joel

Or for reunions of aging members of Rommel's Afrika Korps...

LH
> 
>      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:40 PM
> Subject: [ADS-L] orthographic symbolism
> 
> ...goes mainstream.
> 
> This week's New Yorker mentions the "Afrikan Heritage Center" at
> Oberlin College.
> 
> Ca1970, campus radicals liked to spell "America" as {Amerika} and even
> {Amerikkka} to prove its innate Nazi Racism.
> 
> So {Afrikan} may not be the wisest choice - though I know it's been
> around for a while.
> 
> JL
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