Accents in Am. English

Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Wed Jun 14 02:48:57 UTC 2000

Peter Richardson <prichard at LINFIELD.EDU> said:
>> Having the second accent but not the first in resume is an error I've been
>> guilty of. I try to put on both or neither, but I don't consider only one to
>> be out in left field because both seems pretentious. (Sorry, it does!)
>Now let's call out the Latin police for all those job-seekers who send a
>"curriculum vita." "I'll send you my vita," he said, "or my curriculum
>vitae." But if you really want me to be pretentious, I'll send you my
>vitam instead."

Well, and on Sunday I heard the form curriculae! It was a reading at
church, which suggests it has made it into print!

Barbara Need

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