[lit-ideas] Re: How Kitsch You Can Get

  • From: "Judith Evans" <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 18:14:57 +0100

But are you a kitcsch Carson Professor of or the Kitsch Carson Professor
of?

Judy Evans, in Wales, pondering usage
jaye@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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> [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Robert Paul
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> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: How Kitsch You Can Get
>
>
> It may be that 'kitch' is of Latin American origin, but the word
> JL has in mind
> is, as the subject header implies, 'Kitsch,' which is, as far as
> I can tell,
> echt Deutsch. (Richard will soon set me straight about this.)
>
> My German source says that 'Kitsch' can be translated as
> 'brummagem,' a word
> that I believe JL has dilated on before.
>
> Robert Paul
> Kitsch Carson Professor of Improvisational Linguistics
> Mutton College



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