From: Clark Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 21:32:30 CST
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 13:28:59 -0800, Michael (michka) Kaplan
> From: "Kenneth Whistler" <email@example.com>
> > 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?
> We actually know of a person here who used to refer to a bigwig guest as a
> "Very VIP person". I don't think she was corrected for some time -- its
> entertaining to let them find out on their own, sometimes....
There are always the classics: "ATM Machine" and "PIN Number"
-- Clark S. Cox III firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.livejournal.com/users/clarkcox3/ http://homepage.mac.com/clarkcox3/
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