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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 4 13:21:33 UTC 2006

Because I've always said "renalt" (as did my grandfather), I once asked an older colleague (born around 1920) when it switched over to "renau."  (He used to drive one in the '50s.)

  He looked at me strangely and said, "It's always been 'renau.' "

  Maybe he was brainwashed by the salesman.  Like so many.


Abbie Frank <awriteny1a at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
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Wilson Gray wrote:Sender: American Dialect Society
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Is anyone else old enough to remember when
"coup=E9" / "coupe" was still pronounced "coo-pay"
and no one confused it with "coup" in spelling?

Yes. I also remember when a Renault was a ren-alt, not a ren-oh.

Abby Frank

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