End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Mar 1996 to 7 Mar 1996 ********************************************** There are 14 messages totalling 333 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Inter-variety miscommunication (4) 2. email usage (2) 3. Dennis Baron's Proposal 4. new word? (2) 5. koofer revisited 6. More miscommunication (2) 7. Second Call for Papers (RMADS) 8. Re(2): new word? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 1996 00:38:12 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: Inter-variety miscommunication >Dennis, > Thanks for your great contribution to this rarely-documented issue. >There was a thread going on it awhile back, but it sort of disappeared. > One of the neatest examples of cross-variety re-interpretation I >ever encountered was from a woman from Beaumont, Texas, whose last name >was Kaiser, with a typical "Confederate vowel" in the first syllable. She >went to a NCTE convention in Boston, and when she gave her name to the clerk >at the hotel registration desk, he promptly wrote it down as ! > >Rudy >--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu) > We would be interested in a list of Confederate vowels or a reference to where they could be found. Always interested in other languages. Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com