I liken it to trying to tell an American its not a "PORSH", its a
"PORSH-AH"...I just had a discussion with someone the other day about this,
and it came up that someone had reprimanded me for saying "TRY-UMPH" and not
"TREE-UMPH", when I was young! TOMAYTO, TOMAHTO....
From: John McEwen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: WSpohn4 <WSpohn4@aol.com>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: Coupe
>Very subtle Bill. I wonder how many people remember that a 2 door car -
>not a 2 dr. hardtop or a coupe - is correctly called a coach? The name was
>lost in the '60s when coaches became known as 2dr posts in order to
>differentiate them from the no-post hardtop.
>><<BTW. If you here an American talking about a "coop", it's nothing to do
>>with chicken houses, just a weird way of saying coupe! ;-)
>>Over here in the colonies (Canada) we say it's a 'coop, eh' ;)