donkey, monkey, honky

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Nov 18 04:14:43 UTC 2002

On Sat, 16 Nov 2002, Marc Sacks wrote:

#My wife is the only person I ever knew who pronounces donkey to rhyme
#with monkey. She's from the Bronx, so maybe it's a New York City
#phenomenon. However, I've known lots of New Yorkers but never heard that
#pronunciation from any of them. Then again, the word donkey doesn't come
#up in conversation all that often.

I grew up NYC & environs, 1950s-60s, and I pronounce both words with

-- Mark A. Mandel

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