Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 13:22:19 -0600

From: Miriam Meyers mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUS1.MSUS.EDU

Subject: Re: Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply

We use the 'French' pronunciation of Target here in Minnesota (Target is

Minnesota-based); I have also heard Targhetto for a local inner city Target

(though that is a more confined pronunciation).

i've heard target stores pronounced frenchly (tarzhay') in a couple of

states, though i can't remember which ones (illinois was one, but i

remember thinking it was a local, university-student thing til i

heard someone somewhere else say it). undoubtedly, the french

pronunciation indicates that it's a really classy place to shop.

never heard a disparaging term for walmart, but i'd like to make one

up. should be easy enough.

tangentially, re: woolworth's. in south africa, and i believe

england (that is, i believe that it's based in england), woolworth's

is a very ritzy place to shop. someone saw my woolworth's plastic

bag (which is called a "checkers" here, but that's another story)

the other day and remarked "what are you doing, shopping at

woolworth's on a lecturer's budget?!" don't know if this

woolworth's is any relation to the 5&10, but the resemblance is only