Date: Sat, 4 Feb 1995 17:02:59 -0500
From: AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: ProcessEEZ
Suppose the EEZes got their start with *thesis, theses* where normal
pronunciation with unstressed schwa in second syllable would obliterate the
written singular-plural distinction. And what word would more likely call for
pedantic hyper-spelling-pronunciation than *theses*?
Then the EEZ felt so good that it spread to other academic/scientific terms
where the written form was primary.