Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 12:39:28 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: Merc?


As an aged Dodge driver, I thought that _Mercedes_ referred to a female name

such as Mercedes McCambridge. Since I don't associate with people who drive

Mercedes Benzes, or rather perhaps, they don't associate with me, I cannot

recall hearing anyone refer to one with the shortened name. But still, the

name of the automobile has an /s/ at the appropriate place--not that that

rules out the reported shortening to a form ending with /k/.

Tom Creswell