rocks and stones
jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Tue Nov 18 15:45:06 UTC 2003
Never heard the song but my guess is that, rather than
there being a cultural reason for the change, Dolly
prefers the the sound of "stones" over "rocks".
Certainly there must be an on-line discussion covering
of every nuance of Dolly's life and music.
--- Orin Hargraves <orinkh at CARR.ORG> wrote:
> Heres something thats been bugging me: Dolly
> Parton released a song in
> 1980, Shattered Image, with a recurring line,
> shatter my image with the
> rocks you throw. It is recorded in a new version on
> her relatively recent
> (2002) album Halos and Horns, but the word
> rocks is systematically
> changed to stones throughout. Whats that about?
> Rocks is certainly the
> word I would have chosen in the context, but
> somewhere along the line I got
> a notion that stones would be the choice for an E
> coast or urban speaker.
> She has always touted rather than tried to disguise
> her bumpkin origins, so
> I wonder what the vocab makeover was about. Any
> ideas or inside info?
> Orin Hargraves
> (at one time neither E coast nor urban)
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