T or D?
flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Thu Jun 24 17:03:36 UTC 2004
Sounds like a lame attempt to imitate PA German/"Dutch"--in PA, after all.
At 12:39 AM 6/24/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Recently I saw painted on the rear end of a large truck on the PA Turnpike:
>"SEAN DICH SCHPEDAH".
>I suppose this is more or less "Sehe[n] dich spaeter", a German literal
>translation for "See you later" (I think). I don't know why the spelling
>deformities, nor why the truck had this slogan.
>Maybe this is another example of confusion between "t" and "d" in speech,
>although in what dialect(s)/language(s)/context I'm not sure.
>-- Doug Wilson
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