Heard on The Judges

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 11 19:04:20 UTC 2008

Forty-ish black woman from Georgia:

"I makes my livin' sellin' _pecans_ ['pi "kaenz]."

"Pee cans"?! You'd never hear  that in Texas, where the pecan ['pi
"ka:n] / ["p@ 'ka:n] is the state tree.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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