[Ads-l] hypercorrect "El Paso"

Parish, James jparish at SIUE.EDU
Mon Aug 5 19:19:38 UTC 2019

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Suddenly the preferred CNN pronunciation appears to be "El Pahso."

Not directly related, but there was a time when San Diego newspapers 
would refer to SDSU's conference rival UTEP as the "University of Texas 
at El Wobbly Paso". Again, doesn't work with the new preferred 

Jim Parish

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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