deliberate misspellings

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 15:22:04 UTC 2001

At 9:14 PM -0600 3/27/01, Victoria Neufeldt wrote:
>Kafka's novel "Amerika" maybe?  Not sure why, but I seem to remember
>thinking that that was the allusion.

No, I don't think it was.  Kafka's Amerika was a pretty groovy
(though totally fictitious) place (he'd never been here, so it was
all from his fertile imagination).  I always thought it was one (or
both) of the reasons Peter gives.


>>>From Peter A. McGraw, Tuesday, March 27, 2001 6:39 PM:
>>  I was never quite sure what the k in this one was supposed to
>>  signify.  The
>>  German spelling of "America"?  One of the k's in KKK?
>>  Peter Mc.
>>  --On Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:41 AM +0800 Laurence Horn
>>  <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>>  > For an earlier politically motivated misspelling, cf. "Amerika"
>>  > (among anti-Vietnam War activists from the late '60's).
>>  >
>>  > larry

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