Date: Mon, 24 Oct 1994 10:17:58 -0600
From: Judy Kuster KUSTER[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX1.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU
Subject: Re: Q: Mllions of Cats
Being from New Ulm, the birthplace of Wanda Gag (no apostrophe), and
knowing several Gags who still live there, there is no apostrophe.
I don't know if the German name originally had an umlaut. The "a"
is pronounced like the 'a' in father - at least the midwestern way
I say father. ALso, set out may be a midwestern thing, too. I still
hear "we set out on a trip" or "I set out to do something". I wonder
if it has its roots in German. In New Ulm folks still refer to hair
in the plural - e.g. my hair are dirty. I have to wash them. That
originates from the German where hair is a plural noun.
Kuster[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]vax1.mankato.msus.edu