[LMB] T-Shirts

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 12:10:16 BST 2015


On Fri, 25 Sep 2015 03:44:58 +0000 (UTC), "M. Haller Yamada"
<thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:

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>----- Original Message -----
>From: Scott Washburn 
>What do people who don't use the Roman alphabet and don't have a T-shaped
>letter in their own alphabet call them? :)
>
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>LOL, good question. In Japan, older people call them te sha-tsu. Younger people say 
>something more like T sha-tsu. (small i after the te). 

I'd have guessed something like that, based on yer basic business white
shirt being something like "waishatsu", IIRC?

>Getting fifth-graders to say 
>T-shirt in the singular is one of the hardest parts of my job. That and a singular 
>donut. 

"Do(ugh)nuts" has a *singular*?

Who knew?

What purpose does it serve?


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