Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 08:41:47 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Judas Q. Priest
Arnold is exactly right Don't you guys know famous peoples' middle names!
Jesus H. Christ
Judas X. Priest
John Q. Public
The ONLY acceptable variant was 'Fucking' but it works for the first two
only (*John Fucking Public), and it is not clear to me that it was a
'name.' It might have been an extended case of putative 'infixing' - e.g.,
no, no, it's Judas *X* Priest!
or so it was in my teens and 20s...
arnold (zwicky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ling.ohio-state.edu)
Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu