Just wondering

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 1 16:11:43 UTC 2007

1. Too weird for my achin' head.

  2. No. But could.


Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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Poster: Wilson Gray
Subject: Just wondering

1) Is the pronunciation "bissep" [b at sEp] for "except" also used by
white Southerners? Or is this a black thang that white follk wouldn't

2) Is there anyone for whom the words "pocketbook" and "purse" denote
different objects? Not "can" or 'could," but _do_.


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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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