Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 15:46:03 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: The fading of [hw]
I'm sitting here grading papers from my English lit survey class and
laughed at my image of either a Jonah-type or a Circean-type scene
when I read that the Celts "were attacked by the Anglo-Saxons and
forced into Whales." So I guess [hw] is fading even here in Mississippi,
where I had assumed almost everybody used it.
OTOH, maybe the "Whales" in that paper came from the same mysterious source
that produced a statement in a different paper that "Middle English literature
reflected all people from aristocrats to pheasants."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)