End of ADS-L Digest - 7 Jan 1995 to 8 Jan 1995 ********************************************** There are 14 messages totalling 414 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Euphonizing (?) proper names (4) 2. (Fwd) Re: Euphonizing (?) proper names (2) 3. Put Downs 4. Put-downs 5. Variation on Gallicisms 6. that military rank (2) 7. Edith Juan (2) 8. Let the word go out ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 9 Jan 1995 13:42:11 -0300 From: Chris Brooks 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