There are 2 messages totalling 43 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Ozark(s) 2. "little" and "jr" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 23:45:49 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Ozark(s) Bethany Dumas' example of Ozark-"correction" has a nice ambiguity. She apparently meant "Folk Speech in the Ozark [Mountains] and [the] Appalachian Mountains" (Folk Speech in the Ozark and Appalachian Mountains), but those who edited her title (incorrected it) wandered into grammatical fuzziness, producing "Folk Speech in the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountains." Had they (could be he or she) _corrected_ the phrase they would have inserted "[and] in the [Appalachian Mountains]." I suspect that the Speaker's Bureau "editor" didn't just commit a "syntactic blunder" but got a little brain-scrambling from trying to sort out issues underlying the current trend to add -s to "Ozark" in attributive position. Thanks, Bethany, for the contribution that verifies that obfuscation often pushes clarification aside. DMLance