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Re: CHAT Re: Spelling pronunciations (multiple)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 5:53
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 00:43:02 -0500, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> Ooooh, [Et], along with [ejnt] and [wArS ~wOrS]-- stigmatized x 1000!!!! The > bane of school-marms. > > I assure you, [wOrS] occurs; it's one of those quaint Southernisms that we > Northerners find amusing, in our condescending way. Happily, even some > Southerners make fun of it-- my good friend from Texas used to say (with a > smirk) "I'll warsh the dishes, you can [rEntS] (=rinse) them". Also, "Let's > have a [drANk]" (drink). And wasn't there a song not so long ago called > "Wild Thang"? And the laundromat in the college town I once worked in had > WARSHATERIA in big letters on its front window.
I've always thought it was funny to hear :). But then again I make fun of the "California accent" by going over the top: "/lajk euw m@ gA:wd/!" Anyway, i do wish that my great grandmother had taught my Grandmother how to speak fluent Dutch, and my grandfather his dialect of German he grew up with. Then my mother could have raised my brothers and I with three languages (English, Dutch, German) -- You can turn away from me but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know And you'll never be the city guy Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show Scooby Show - Belle and Sebastian