Date: Sun, 27 Feb 1994 10:21:04 EST From: David Bergdahl Subject: Webster's NG in coupon Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 27-Feb-1994 10:20am EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: Webster's NG in coupon To add to the discussion of Don Lance's in which he cites Webster 1875 with a spelling of NG for coupon: there are a number of family names in this part of the Ohio Valley--Athens Co. is adjacent to Gallia Co.; nearby Marietta OH in Washington Co. is named for Marie Antoinette--with NG spelling for the nasalization of the preceding vowel, e.g. DISHONG is a very popular local name; I suspect it comes from Dijon. David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU Received: 27-Feb-1994 10:20am