City Names

Mike Calvert mcalvert at ENTERPE.COM
Thu Dec 2 18:39:16 UTC 1999

Surely "Nawlins" is strictly pronunciation, not clipping. Just as in Texas,
where I resided briefly, a "tar" is something you put on an automobile,
whereas up North it's something you spread on a road or a roof, and "rats,"
which in the North are small rodents with long, pointed tails, in Texas are
something guaranteed to all by the Constitution, e.g., "It's mah rat to
carry a handgun."

Joseph McCollum wrote:

> Also I've seen and heard "Nawlins" for "New Orleans,"

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