[Ads-l] hypercorrect "El Paso"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 6 10:41:28 EDT 2019


As of this morning, they've switched back.

JL

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 3:19 PM Parish, James <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> 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
> pronunciation.
>
> Jim Parish
>
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