Re: Tower of Babel
- From: Peter Brooks <peter.h.m.brooks@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 22:25:54 -0700 (PDT)
On May 8, 5:51 am, Robert Bannister <robb...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 8/05/12 1:15 AM, Adam Funk wrote:> On 2012-05-07, MC wrote:Nor I.
I suspect this is mainly pondian. BrE speakers pronounce Babel "bable"
while many (but not all) AmE speakers opt for "babble."
So this old Wizard of Id cartoon doesn't work in BrE. I can't find it
on the WWW, so here it is from memory:
Wizard's wife: Look at all these buildings named after famous men!
Why aren't there any named after women?
Wizard: Ever heard of the Tower of Babble?