Date: Mon, 24 Oct 1994 10:17:58 -0600 From: Judy Kuster 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. Judy Kuster[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]