[Ads-l] Monkeypox officially deemed offensive

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 29 02:52:39 UTC 2022

"Mpox"--I like it! It's monosyllabic, I trust. After all, nobody seems to
have trouble pronouncing Mbappé bisyllabically, and Mpox just contains the
voiceless counterpart (although it probably doesn't augur as well for
soccer skills). Should have a great impact--or make that mpact--on our
inventories too, once we copy the pattern to develop parallel phonological
onsets. Msee, mdo, as they say.


On Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 5:24 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

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> https://news.yahoo.com/monkeypox-renamed-as-mpox-by-who-in-effort-to-destigmatize-the-disease-174840937.html
> JL
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