Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 13:42:11 -0300
From: Chris Brooks chris[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HSCC.KUNIV.EDU.KW
Subject: Re: Euphonizing (?) proper names
Hi Dennis----------- Great examples of "Gallification" or just plain
Frenchifying in good ol' Am Eng. Roy Row-zhay and Krow-zhay. Reminds me of a Redd Foxx skit where he was holding a bottle of wine. Someone asked if
it was a "rose` from Beaujolais," or something equally snobbish sounding. "No," he replied, "it's discount counter from Zhay See Pen-NEE." Well, it was
funny at the time.
But the whole process nicely pokes fun at snobbism inherent in language.
By the way, do you ever eat at the Traveler's Club in Okemos? It's right
across the line from East Lansin, I believe. Friend of mine, Jennifer
Brooke, has run it for years. If you stop in, say hi from
Chris Brooks in Kuwait