AP on Southern "accent" reduction
bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Nov 23 22:21:34 UTC 2005
Quoting Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>:
> A little further down the page :
> "[S]ophomore Ali Huffstetler...said she "luuuvs" the slow-paced softness of
> her upstate South Carolina magnolia mouth."
> "Magnolia mouth" appears on Google about 600 times as both nickname and
> common noun.
Is that the Dixie equivalent of Locust Valley lockjaw?
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