Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 11:23:18 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: Merc? >In my experience, /mIrk/ = Mercury. Only slang for Mercedes Benz I have >heard is simply "Benz". >Allen >maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Well, see, that's what I used to swear by. But from another list, here's an example: >Subject: Re: Anybody drives a Merc here? (fwd) > >At 06:17 AM 11/30/95 +0900, you wrote: > >>Any idea how I would distinguish in English between "traction control" >>as the BMW 5-series has, and "Anfahrhilfe" as the Benz does? >> >You might try the MB WWW-Site, it comes with an up-to-date glossary!! Of course, that's in writing, but I definitely have heard it spoken as well. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;