Canoodle: odds and ends

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 15 16:39:09 UTC 2002

At 11:07 AM -0500 11/15/02, sagehen wrote:
>Jim Landau writes:
>>However, in my experience "honky" meaning "whte, usually disparaging" also
>>rhymes with "monkey".
>If I heard "honky" rhyming with "monkey"( as I pronounce it), I would
>assume it was "hunky" or sexy.
>I pronounce the vowel in "donkey," " honky" & "wonky"  exactly the same, as
>nearly as I can tell.
>A. Murie

Ditto, except for "donkey", which as noted I rhyme with "monkey"
(with a caret/schwa, while "honky" and "wonky" have a script [a]).
But I think I may have started out with that vowel in "donkey" too,
switching to "monkey" later on in life.


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