[Ads-l] Misnderstanding "Don Quijote"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 18 13:20:31 EST 2018


I’ve heard from those who were aware that “Don Key-Ho-Tay" was a celebrated novel by Cervantes but never associated it with “Don Quixote” on encountering the latter in print.  Another instance of the “mayzeled”/“misled” phenomenon.


> On Nov 18, 2018, at 1:07 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at MST.EDU> wrote:
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> Yesterday a mother told me that when her son (now in his 50's)
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> was of high school age he thought "Don Quijote" was spelled "Donkey
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> Ote."
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> I'm collecting examples of children's speech errors, but this one
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> probably falls a bit outside the age limit.
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> 
> Gerald Cohen
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