Nebraskans/Standard English

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 18 20:45:19 UTC 2002

You've spent time in peculiar places then. It's very general
everywhere west of of the Mississippi (expect in the southwest and
the peculiar LA and SF metro areas). See the latest TELSUR maps from


>Huh?  It's not general in any part of the West that I've spent any time in.
>Peter Mc.
>--On Friday, January 18, 2002 2:25 PM -0500 Beverly Flanigan
><flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU> wrote:
>>And, since the 'cot/caught' merger is general throughout the North Midland
>>and all through the West, it too has become part of the "best"/"standard"
>>variety, except, I suppose, for the Eastern/New England diehards in these
>                               Peter A. McGraw
>                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
>                            pmcgraw at

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