OT: Bronx

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 31 15:58:47 UTC 2007

Tom Zurinskas wrote:
> I don't think most eastcoasters would rhyme "bronx" with "honks".  One's an ah-word, the other's an awe-word to me.

Bzzztt! I've got a vibrant ah/aw contrast, but Bronx and honks are most
decidedly in the same category for me.

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