Liddell (was: Pronouncing drug names (w. note for Wilson))

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 31 18:04:54 UTC 2008

On Jan 31, 2008 10:06 AM, Damien Hall <halldj at> wrote:

> ...  What I
> meant was, why should different native speakers ___* have different
> intuitions about
> how to pronounce words of this type?

* even of the same dialect, ¿sí?

> Later in the discussion, Larry and Mark talked about Dean Henry Liddell of
> Christ Church.  It's his name on the building owned by my *alma mater*,
> which
> *is* Christ Church.  And, as a side-note to a side-note, it's interesting
> that
> I (following the lead of my teachers, I think) have always referred to his
> and
> Scott's dictionary as 'Liddell and Scott', not 'Liddell-Scott'.  The
> version
> with 'and' is what's on the spine of my copy;  not sure for how many
> editions /
> print-runs that's been true.

Yes, we called it  'Liddell and Scott' at St. John's, not 'Liddell-Scott'. I
just abbreviated it for the joke.

Mark Mandel

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