Pet Peeves

A. Joseph Ross
Sun Mar 12 01:46:24 EST 2006

On 11 Mar 2006 at 13:38, Mark Laurence wrote:

> The Boston Globe, to their credit, refuses to go along with the 
> "nor'easter" baloney and printed a column analyzing how wrong it is.  
> Just try saying "nor'easter" and you immediately realize that nobody 
> talks like that.  Maybe "no'theaser" would be more appropriate.

On the other hand, the World Science Fiction Convention held in 
Boston in 2004 was called "Noreascon 4."  That was because the three 
previous World Science Fiction Conventions held in Boston were 
Noreascon 1, 2, and 3. 

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