Mailing List:2001-01-21 16, Re: Worcester, by Shawn Whitney

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From: Shawn Whitney <cyberboone -at- worldnet.att.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] Worcester Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 15:52:36 -0800 References: <9b.fc76745.279bad7b@aol.com> <3A6B2202.9903F020@bu.edu> <001001c083df$06141920$4f002942@mn.mediaone.net> Wait Just A Minute! I live in Washington and I grew up in Orygun. And I don't say Warshington. And I don't say Oreegone, like you people "back east" do! When in Boston several times a year.... I don't even try and pronounce the names I see on the map. I just say "that place"... as in "hey you". I came home this summer and told my mother that I fell in love with Concord and want to move there. How do you pronounce it? Tee Hee, I should learn. I have been spreading the rumor that it is pronounced ConKorD. Probably wrong huh? Shawn AT&T wrote: > Hi Lyn, > As a matter of correction - very few Midwesterners add an R in the middle of > words like watch (wartch) or wash (warsh). I have lived in MN and WI all my > life and have never encountered this. I have traveled through Illinois, > Indiana, and Ohio on many occasions and have encountered this very rarely - > the 3 or 4 times have been in Ohio, and that seems more east than midwest to > me based on a map. Whoever thought that OH was in the middle of the > country? > BUT... alot of people from the Northwest seem to do this, WA, OR and NE seem > to come to mind. > > Just have to protect the reputation of the TRUE Midwesterner. <<grin>> > Jo Hogle > jhogle -at- mn.mediaone.net


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