Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 20 00:35:02 UTC 2006

Never heard by me either.

"Dennis R. Preston" <preston at MSU.EDU> wrote:
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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?
>Gregory J. Pulliam
>Lewis Department of Humanities
>218 Siegel Hall/3301 South Dearborn
>Illinois Institute of Technology
>Chicago, IL 60616
>312.567.7968 or 312.567.3465
>pulliam at
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Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of English
15C Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
preston at

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