[Ads-l] hypercorrect "El Paso"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 5 14:13:21 EDT 2019


> On Aug 5, 2019, at 1:40 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Suddenly the preferred CNN pronunciation appears to be "El Pahso."
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> JL

“Out in the West Texas town of El Pahso”.  Nope, doesn’t work.  
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