On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, Ray Brown wrote:

> On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 06:28 , Isidora Zamora wrote:
> > My husband at one point realized
> > that he had been studying an awful lot of Church Slavonic of late when we
> > found ourselves stopped at a red light behind a car with the letters CHA
> > and some numbers in the license plate.  Without thinking, he immediately
> > read CHA as "sna."  Of course, then he thought twice, realized that it was
> > Roman uppercase, and laughed about it.
> Yes, I sometimes read license plates as Greek if the letters could be
> Greek  :)

Especially if they're of the form 'cHc', where c=letter which could be a
greek consonant.

Tristan                  <[log in to unmask]>

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