Bin Laden and PC

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed May 4 14:38:43 UTC 2011

How did the Amerindian leader get that name?  Surely it's a "white" name (a version of Hieronymous or Jerome), not an indigenous one.  I'm having a hard time finding the answer!


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 10:11 AM

I guess none of spokesindividuals are familiar with the use of "Geronimo!"
as a paratrooper's motto, based on the Burt Lancaster movie.


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