Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 18:23:39 -0500

From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCS.INDIANA.EDU

Subject: /kup/'s in Detroit (fwd)

As for the pronunciation of Detroit in English, my wife (who has only

lived in the US for 8 months) doesn't cringe at the pronunciation of it,

but rather thinks it's funny. On the other hand, I've taught a lot of

French students and business people, and a lot of English words borrowed

from French have made them cringe. American Pop Rock has an incredible

influence on French youth today, leading to a more general acceptance of

many English words into their language at the level of popular usage.

Jeff Allen