learning to speak "standard"

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Fri Feb 29 01:38:58 UTC 2008

Wilson wrote:
>I never understood the point that Sister Claire Marie was trying
> to make WRT "Ten" versus "tin." She may as well have been trying to
> make us distinguish between "leak" and "leek."

And you spent_so_ much time where the tin-, er, ten-gallon hat is so
commonplace. A tin spot says you've never seen a tin-gallon one,

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