Is "MUNI" polysemic?

It is! The other muni is the San Francisco Municiple Railroad. They even have a
website: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/muni/index.htm

As far as I can tell, they do mountains (some anyway), but they use too
many wheels.

David Maxfield

Hi,

I just came back from a trip to the US and in downtown San Francisco I saw a
sign that had “MUNI” on it. I don’t remember the context, but it obviously was
not referring to our Muni. So “Muni” must have multiple meanings (“polysemic”,
in lexicographic jargon).

Does anyone know what it means?

Stay on top, Jack Halpern, IUF Vice President Website: http://www.kanji.org

RE: Is “MUNI” polysemic?

> As luck would have it “Farley”, a local comic strip (and IMHO a very funny
> one) in the San Francisco Cronicle , started a series of strips yesterday
> about MUNI. It has nothing to do with unicycling, but it mentions MUNI a lot.
> Check it out at this address:

That’s “MUNI” (San Fransisco Municipal Transit?). We do “MUni” (Mountain
Unicycling). Pashley makes the “Muni” (and they have the stickers to prove it).

I guess we live in a case-sensitive world.

jf

Re: Is “MUNI” polysemic?

> I just came back from a trip to the US and in downtown San Francisco I saw a
> sign that had “MUNI” on it. I don’t remember the context, but it obviously was
> not referring to our Muni. So “Muni” must have multiple meanings
> (“polysemic”, in lexicographic jargon).
>
> Does anyone know what it means?

It doesn’t exactly stand for anything. It is short for “municipal” as in
“municipal transit”.

You can check out their Web site at: http://www.transitinfo.org/Muni/

Robert Bernstein Santa Barbara, CA rdb@silcom.com http://www.silcom.com/~rdb

Re: Is “MUNI” polysemic?

Jack,

As luck would have it “Farley”, a local comic strip (and IMHO a very funny one)
in the San Francisco Cronicle , started a series of strips yesterday about MUNI.
It has nothing to do with unicycling, but it mentions MUNI a lot. Check it out
at this address:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/sfgate/farley.cgi?weekday=2

All the best,

John Hooten

Re: Is “MUNI” polysemic?

Greetings

In message “RE: Is “MUNI” polysemic?”, Foss, JohnX wrote…
>> As luck would have it “Farley”, a local comic strip (and IMHO a very funny
>> one) in the San Francisco Cronicle , started a series of strips yesterday
>> about MUNI. It has nothing to do with unicycling, but it mentions MUNI a
>> lot. Check it out at this address:
>
>That’s “MUNI” (San Fransisco Municipal Transit?). We do “MUni” (Mountain
>Unicycling). Pashley makes the “Muni” (and they have the stickers to
>prove it).
>
>I guess we live in a case-sensitive world.

Ha-ha. Tasty snack for lexicographers and language animals.

>jf
>

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