church sign

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Fri Jan 21 19:49:09 UTC 2005

Here's another sign I just noticed:
A predominantly black church in Athens has this in its outdoor sign
case:  "Help us build a bridge over trouble waters."  The pastor is an AAE
speaker and a professor of African American Studies at OU.  Good example of
final t/d deletion reflected in spelling.

Come to think of it, the wording is right on (though the sign predated the
tsunami); we now know waters can be big trouble.

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