Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 10:18:15 -0500


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

the tongue.

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"?