Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 18:13:04 -0700
From: Sylvia Swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: Woman/Lady, Hot as Tofet
Thing one: this weekend I saw Billy Wilder's _The Major and the Minor_
(1942). Ginger Rogers' exasperated Iowan fiance says of her, "She can go
to Tofet . . . . to brimstone Tofet!" I didn't save any of the earlier
posts about the region, and I'm not sure if it's f or ph or t or T, but
there it is.
Weren't we discussing the differences between phrases like "lady doctor" and
"woman doctor" a while back? (If it was somewhere else, well, it *should* have
been here, too.)
In Moscow, I was amused to see that a local English-language paper,
which presents a tv guide, retranslates the title of the dubbed version
of _Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman_ into _Dr. Quinn, Lady Doctor_.
Well, ok, so it's trivial, but since we're getting posts about wireless
alarms . . . .
madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]violet.berkeley.edu