Friday, 24 February 2006

Senior seminar digression of the day

Only one of my students was apparently aware of Paul Simon’s song “You Can Call Me Al” from Graceland; it came up when we were trying to figure out what to call Al Gore’s dad. Some didn’t actually know who Paul Simon is—the ex-senator or the singer.

Of course, I couldn’t manage to pronounce the name of Al Senior’s fellow senator Estes Kefauver, so I guess we came out even on this score.

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[Permalink] 1. Alfred Sumrall wrote @ Sat, 25 Feb 2006, 7:49 am CST:

Turn the “v” into an “f” and bam, you got it. Now, grasshopper, WHY did the “v” take the sound of an “f?” A linguist, I am not.

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