Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 10:18:15 -0500
From: Donald Larmouth LARMOUTD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GBMS01.UWGB.EDU
Subject: Re: boot and bonnet
As a faculty member on a campus (UW-Green Bay) which is (almost) always
ecologically correct, I admire the British roundabouts. They chew up far less
land that the American cloverleaves (cloverleafs?), overpasses, underpasses,
merge zones, and all those other things that pave over the landscape. I wonder
what the accident rate for roundabouts really is and whether the number of
crashes for bewildered American tourists is any greater than it is for tourists
coming to the U.S. and trying to escape O'Hare Airport and make it through the
Dan Ryan unscathed. Besides, we need to control population growth . . . .
Incidentally, on the subject of neologisms, we have quite a few students who
have internships as part of their course work, and in the past two months I
have heard three students say, "I internshipped at such-and-such a company,"
where the more usual locution, at least here, is "I did my internship at such-
and-such a company." Maybe this isn't new--it did seem to come trippingly off
And, one more, (after all, the Packers trounced the Bears yesterday, and we're
all a bit giddy), shouldn't it be "fulbrightened" instead of "fulbrighted"?