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