[Ads-l] guerrilla/gorilla megilla

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 16 10:13:38 EST 2017


He’d have been ok if he had only rolled his /r/’s and glided his -/ll/- tortilla-style. Of course then he’d have lost most of his audience.

LH


> On Feb 16, 2017, at 9:39 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Predictably, the offender has been fired:
> 
> http://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/6666908-182/tennis-commentator-fired-for-guerrilla?artslide=0
> <http://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/6666908-182/tennis-commentator-fired-for-guerrilla?artslide=0>
> 
> JL
> 
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 9:33 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/espn-voice-i-called-venus-
>> williams-guerrilla-not-gorilla/
>> 
>> My $0.02: Most people probably think that {gorilla} is the proper spelling
>> of {guerrilla}.
>> 
>> But not the other way around.
>> 
>> JL
>> 
>> --
>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>> 
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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