Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Apr 5 18:02:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Benjamin Zimmer  wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> Phonology/phonetics is relevant to be sure, but I'd never pronounce
>> John Hodgson's name [haJ at n] rather than [haJs at n], and I'm sure it's
>> not just frequency (in that this would be the case even I were
>> Hodgson's cousin, or Jon Stewart, or the other guy in those Mac vs.
>> PC commercials).
> Sorry, Larry, that's John *Hodgman*. Perhaps you're thinking of Islamic
> Marshall Hodgson, Nixon's Secretary of Labor James Hodgson, or Mysterious
> Science Theater 3000 cohost Joel Hodgson?

Ugh, *Mystery* Science Theater 3000. (Muphry's Law strikes again.)

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