Re:       Line cut?

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Mar 22 23:25:07 UTC 2003

If you still have the foto of the cat with the lion cut, I'd love to see it.

The difference between LION and LINE as pronounced in the South Midlands is 
very hard for ousiders to hear.

In a message dated 2/26/03 1:41:50 PM, dcamp911 at JUNO.COM writes:

> I pass this on in the spirit of recent posts on Southern speech. It came
> to me with a photo. If anyone would like to see the photo, contact me off
> list. (Cat lovers need not apply)
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> Note:  This was not done on purpose (by the pet owner) and the cat
> is fine and back to normal.
> "My sister-in law is from Oklahoma and has a slight accent. She has
> cats and when she lived in the south she would take them to the
> groomers and have what is called a Line Cut. To her a line cut is
> when all of the fur hanging down below the cat's tummy is taken off
> (because it gets matted or snarled).
> When she moved to Chicago with my brother, one of the cats fur got
> all tangled up during the move so she took it in for a line cut. She
> was quite surprised when she heard the price as it was twice as much
> as it was down south. She confirmed with the groomer that he
> understood what a line cut was and he said "yes, I know what a LION
> cut is." It seems her accent came out sounding like LION not LINE
> and this is how her cat was returned to her.  (see PHOTOS) She cried
> for a week...but not as much as the cat. It was November in Chicago
> and the cat needed all the fur it had."

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