American Negro Folklore (1968)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Sun Feb 13 21:50:02 UTC 2005

For years I tried hard to say "Sree," until a student from there told me
it's actually "Shree."  So much for trying to be politically correct.

At 04:15 PM 2/13/2005, you wrote:
>You know, for years I've wondered why it is that, even though it's
>spelled correctly, so many people mispronounce the name of Sri Lanka as
>"Shree" Lanka instead of as "Sree" Lanka.
>-Wilson <just kidding>
>On Feb 13, 2005, at 1:54 AM, Mullins, Bill wrote:
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>>Subject:      Re: American Negro Folklore (1968)
>>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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