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. - Allan