Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 13:22:19 -0600 From: Miriam Meyers 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 >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 Miriam Meyers Metropolitan State University mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]