a wee predating of hotdog - if true - to circa 1870 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Feb 25 16:20:58 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> At 9:51 AM -0600 2/25/10, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
>>The linked video is immediately followed by one entitled "Japan reacts
>>to Toyoda hearings" -- never seen it spelled that way before.
> He's the president of the company.  I don't know why the company name
> went voiceless when the family name was voiced.  Anyone?

BBC explains:


--Ben Zimmer

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