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CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each others

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Sunday, September 22, 2002, 16:21
BP Jonsson scripsit:

> For the record I've known about Chicago [s\i"kQ:go] all my life, since my > grandparents used to live there, but I learned of Illinois only when I saw > "Blues Brothers"!
Oddly, this pron. of "Chicago" (or things close to it; I don't have [Q] in my dialect) is standard everywhere in the U.S. except in Chicagoland itself, where it is stigmatized; a more fronted pron. of the stressed vowel (though not full /&/) is used there. Anyhow, to complete your education, Chicago is located in Cook County. -- John Cowan "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am surrounded by dwarves." --Murray Gell-Mann