Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 22:26:15 -0700
From: THOMAS CLARK tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: /ku/ /kju/ and coupon
Around here (Las Vegas) we have the most powerful union of all (step back
AFL-CIO, geddawdahere Teamsters!): the CULINARY union.
Each year the Nevada Language Survey conducts a survey on:
/K[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]l/ (schwa)
/KOO/ (/ku/ for those in the know)
Nearly every year since 1976 the results have changed. I suspect it is
due to the local television news broadcasters or the blue-jowled leaders
of the union who change every few months. But each year it has been
different. Almost each year.
On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Bethany Dumas, UTK wrote:
This pyulitzer person is also a kyupon person. And to me "ku:pan" is
definitely heard as a hyper-correction.