15.463 American apostrophes & other Canadian delights

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 05:25:51 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 463.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 10:21:56 +0000
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: Radio and the language pundits


    Some subscribers to Humanist may already enjoy tuning in to the Canadian
    Broadcasting Corporation's radio program As It Happens. If so they may
    concur that the shows related to the following URL
    http://radio.cbc.ca/programs/asithappens/apostrophe/index.html were
    entertaining and educational. The CBC aired a series of letters between
    the members of the American Apostrophe Association, and the lawyer for the
    Albertsons grocery store chain. Unfortunately the site only reproduces
    scans of the correspondance and not the recordings of their being read
    aloud on air. Nevertheless, silent reading does allow one to savour some
    of the rhetorical finesse that remind one why Viriginia Woolf was so fond
    of the letters of Walpole.


    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large

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