American Negro Folklore (1968)

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Sun Feb 13 06:54:02 UTC 2005

Shrimpers from the Gulf region seem to pronounce "shrimp" as "srimp".
IIR, even the movie "Forrest Gump" got this right.

>> Any rags, any bones, any bottles today?
>> The same old rag man comin' this a-way.
>> Swimp man, swimp man, raw, raw, raw.
>Shreveport (Louisiana) is often pronounced "Sweepo" in the local BE.
>(In Texas, we say "Sreepote."
>> Fifteen cents a plate, two for a quarter.
>> Raw, raw, raw.

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