"The [attempted] coupe [against Apple] is over."

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 3 23:11:45 UTC 2006

On May 3, 2006, at 3:07 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Is anyone else old enough to remember when
> "coupé" / "coupe" was still pronounced "coo-pay"
> and no one confused it with "coup" in spelling?

my parents' first car was a "business coupe" (1937, i think).
pronounced like "coop", even then.


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