Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 16:15:09 -0600 From: Miriam Meyers Subject: Re: Monkey Wards and Kame-apart -Reply Fritz Juengling St. Paul MN of St. Paul writes, >On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Miriam Meyers wrote: > >> We use the 'French' pronunciation of Target here in Minnesota > >We do? > >The first time I heard anyone say `tar-zhay' was the day before >yesterday. But the speaker is visiting from Maine and gives a French >pronunciation of her own family name, where her son gives an American >pronunciation. So, I thought, after I figured out what in the world she >was talking about, that she had gone to 'Target' and was giving some odd >pronunciation just to be funny. >Since Target is such a high-class place to shop, I go there all the >time. I have ever heard any of the employees not advertisements refer to >it by any other name than 'Target.' Okay. Some Minnesotans don't, obviously. I can say with certainty that I have been hearing this for at least 15 years in Minnesota, from a variety of people. Miriam Meyers Metropolitan State University mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]