Standard US English Dialect?

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Wed Apr 16 15:58:06 UTC 2008

>From the IMDb bio of Ed Sullivan:
Date of Birth: 28 September 1901, NY, NY

Date of Death: 13 October 1974, NY, NY (cancer of the esophagus )

Birth Name: Edward Vincent Sullivan

Nickname: 'The Great Stone Face'

Poster: Paul Johnston
Subject: Re: Standard US English Dialect?
> When I was a kiddie, Ed Sullivan became a stereotype for talking
> about a really big "shew", pronounced like shoe. No idea where he
> was from, though I've heard of Western versions of this raising, and
> of /e/ to /i/ too.
> Paul Johnston

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