sagehen sagehen at SLIC.COM
Wed Aug 2 17:07:13 UTC 2000

In eastern Nebraska in the 30's, Campbell was sounded more like /camel/
than /ramble/, and when the kids sang "The Campbells are Coming" you'd have
been hard put to it to hear a B.
On the other hand, up here in the northernmost part of northern NY, all the
friends, neighbors & relatives of a local Campbell family say "camp bell":
two distinct, equally-accented syllables with the P and B clearly sounded.
I'm not sure if they pronounce the soup the same way.

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