Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:31:13 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: WOTY >On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Wayne Glowka wrote: >> >Wayne, wasn't the winner "(hyphen)mom"?> >> Yes, it was, although the hyphen was David's joke. The Chicago Sun-Times >> got the story wrong and the error was spread by AP. Peter Jennings should >> be told that "the phrase" is accented like a compound word despite its >> spelling. >Jennings had the pronunciation correct, and I'm sure that he knows >what a compound noun is. That said, his point was that the word of the >year is two words. He then said that at least it wasn't some phrase that >I can't remember. It is several words long, new, and common enough to be >recognized by a wide audience. >Bill King >University of Arizona I'll have to forgive the man. He is always my example in class for a centralized onset for the vowel rendered as "ou" or "ow" in spelling. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 FAX: 912-454-0873 Office: Arts & Sciences 3-04 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]