USAGE: Texas Dialect [was Re: Diphthongs]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 8, 2001, 23:42|
Quoting Tony Hogard <james.hogard@...>:
> > BTW, how many Texans do we have on this list? The recent thread
> > on Texas weirdness made me realize we have about have a dozen
> > (you, me, Cian, Dan, others?).
> I was born and raised in West Texas, yet somehow managed to
> escape the accent (apart from the letter "dubya", anyway).
Interesting. Is "dubya" really just a Texas thing, or is
it seen outside in the South too?
Thomas Wier <trwier@...>
"There once was a man who said, 'God "Dear Sir: Your astonishment's odd;
Must think it exceedingly odd *I* am always about in the Quad
If he finds that this tree And that's why the tree
continues to be will continue to be
when there's no one about in the Quad.'" Since observed by,
Yours faithfully, God."
-- two Berkeleian limericks in Bertrand Russell's _Unpopular Essays_