Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 14:01:56 -0800

From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET

Subject: Re: folk/folklore

Can we as a literate society productively

consider "spelling pronunciation" as a legitimate dialect of English?

Seems to me that English, with all its borrowings - spelling and all -

could get truly ridiculous if all "spelling pronunciations" became accepted

as a legitimate dialect. I think of Monty Python's "Holy Grail" where the

French commander calls out to the "English /kuhnigits/."