Literature Abuse

Mayaserana jenny.preston at
Sun Mar 25 08:38:49 EST 2001

-----Original Message-----
From: Gili Bar-Hillel <abhillel at>
To: dwj at <dwj at>
Date: 25 March 2001 13:45
Subject: Re: Literature Abuse

>>From: Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at>
>>How interesting.  And here I thought the spelling shift backlash had only
>>gone the other way, Americans against the Olde Countrie.
>The British also backlash against French. Someone may even have noted this
>on this list before: think of words that obviously entered British English
>through French and you'll see they seem almost to go out of their way to
>pronounce it differently, when often the American pronounciation is
>closer to the French.
>Garage. Baggage. Cafe. (Yes, Brits actually pronounce this Kaiff).

We do?  Personally, I say kafay, and some people say kaff, but I've never
heard kaiff...

Mayaserana / Jenny

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