Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 10:18:15 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth 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"?