Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 09:25:27 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: skinny marink? Right--"skinny marink" was essentially the opposite of "fatso", but without the same degree of negative loading (it was more in the nature of teasing than insulting), for obvious cultural reasons. Seth, do you remember how it was stressed for you in Newark? SKINny marink (with -marink functioning almost like a suffix, with no stress), or skinny marINK (with final stress?). The stress pattern explains why I'm confident in spelling the last vowel -i-, but have no clue as to whether the penultimate vowel is indeed -a-, or -e-, or whatever (cf. our earlier discussion of saluggi). Youth English as an untranscribed language... Larry