[SPAM:#] Re: lisps and homosexuals

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 24 18:00:58 UTC 2004

On Feb 24, 2004, at 8:57 AM, i wrote:

> we'd need more context to settle this, but my first reaction was that
> what was being represented here was either dandified speech or drunken
> speech or both.

or, even more likely, now that i think about it, irish (drunk or
sober).  wasn't a lithp a conventional indication of working-class
irish english, in print at this period (late 19th century, early 20th

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)

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