Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 11:31:29 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply 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 nominal. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA