Springfield Mo. harsh dialect

Paul Johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Mon Jun 5 16:32:18 UTC 2006

My subject heading shows MO.

Laurence Horn wrote:

> At 10:21 AM -0500 6/5/06, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Paul Johnson
>> I am an interested lurker on this list and have noticed that in the last
>> year or so the female news readers on the Springfield TV stations,have
>> taken on a harsh, almost screechy voice, best I can describe it as is a
>> Vally girl sound plus a high pitched screech.
>> Is there a name or a reason for this?  (outside of irritating me?)
>> Has anyone else noticed this?
>> Is it becoming nationwide?
>> I can not believe that some school of drama or journalism would be
>> teaching this.
> Is that Springfield as in IL, MO, MA, or as on the Simpsons?
> LH
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