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Re: Intergermansk - Pizza packaging text :D

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, February 4, 2005, 13:28
From:    "Pascal A. Kramm" <pkramm@...>
> > Some academic- and editorial-page-speak: > > Zeitgeist 1.6M > > Weltanschauung 450k > > Same comment applies. > > Well, those are words an educated person should know :)
And in fact most educated English speakers *do* know these words; that's why they have orders of magnitude, up to 100 times, more hits than "champignon". Again, it doesn't prove that "champignon" is a word educated, even hyperliterate, English speakers are likely to know. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637