of likely interest to NYers only

Clark Whelton cwhelton at MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Mar 6 15:52:42 UTC 2002

Michael Newman wrote:

> Sorry for being parochial, but has anyone noticed how >the female recorded
announcer for the new "2" trains has a >pronounced (so to speak) northern
cities shift? There may >also be a light /l/ so "Next  stop will be Wall
Street" >sounds >kind of incongruous, My impression is that she's >from
>Detroit, but I'm not sure.

On the "2" train I ride the recorded announcements are made by a man's
voice.  Not sure what his accent is, but he pronounces "doors" ("Stand clear
of the closing doors, please") as a two-syllable word:  "doe-ers."

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