Antennae vs. antennas

llecerf at llecerf at
Sun Oct 18 21:43:57 EDT 1998

In article <Pine.OSF.3.96.981018122020.28243A-100000 at>,
  fnkwp at wrote:
> Glassberg's reasoning for recommending 'tongue' is worth quoting:
> 	"Or, show a picture of a butterfly nectaring at a flower to a thou-
> sand people, and ask them what is that structure coming out of the butter-
> fly's mouth and probing the flower. Nine-hundred ninety-five people, in-
> cluding all the children, will answer, "a tongue."

Where I was born, 0 people, including 0 child (!!) would have answer "a
tongue" !!!!!! but "une trompe" or "une langue" !!

Here in Quebec, perhaps 500 people !!!

C'est toujours amusant ces histoires de langues !!

Bon appétit...


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