Greg Pulliam pulliam at IIT.EDU
Wed Apr 19 19:56:54 UTC 2006

It was a produced ad, but I didn't notice any other distinctive NYC
features.  That doesn't mean they weren't there, though.  If the NCVS
is pushing "bus" toward "boss", perhaps that's pushing "lawn" to

I'll keep my ear to the ground.


>Never heard by me.
>It would be a scoop for Chicago. It would be old news for NYC. I
>noticed that it was a produced radio ad heard (but apparently not
>produced) in Chicago.
>>I heard a produced radio ad today in Chicago in which the
>>pronunciation of _lawn_ was very close to the standard /o/ heard in
>>Has anyone else heard this?
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