Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 23 02:20:09 UTC 1999

Ugh? Some language practices make you go ugh? I'll be damned! Could be them
poor ole ignernt sombitches make you go ugh, huh?


>Scott wrote:
>Didn't you mean to say "apostrophe's"?  ;{)  Too bad that accents cannot be
>used on the screen by most people--I would love a list of phony accents.  My
>favorite was a neon sign at a motel that advertised their night club, the
>Che/z Bon--the slash being a substitute for the acute accent over the "e."
>I called it the Chase Bone and, whenever acquaintances corrected me, saying
>"It's French," I would respond, "As a former French professor, I can assure
>you that it's not.
>When I drive home by a certain route I pass a dry cleaner and tailor shop
>proudly titled
>       ,
>     Chez Leon
>with acute accent on "Chez" and not on "Leon".
>-- Mark

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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