From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 15:15:17 CST
Kenneth Whistler scripsit:
> On the other hand, for many English speakers, "RSVP" is simply
> learned as an unanalyzed verb, pronounced "aressveepee", meaning
> "send a response to this message". And to castigate such speakers
> for politely prepending a "please" to that verb is a little
> too much, don't you think?
It's also pervasive in English: SALT talks, OPEC countries (or nations),
Missisippi River, Gobi Desert.
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