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Re: An incongruent orthography: Maggel

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 9, 2002, 16:02
Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
>In Amsterdam we have a thing called "botel", a hotel >on a boat. It might not be a bad idea for the Oxford >and the Webster guys to think it over. >
Memory trip: there was a "Boatel" at Fire Island Pines (near NYC) in the 60s-- not _on_ a boat, but right at the marina.
>BTW, what about a one-syllable word like "gel"?
Lots of those; they wouldn't count-- all /...El/.