Heard on The Judges: "strewn" rhyming with "sewn"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 28 14:04:05 UTC 2008

Spoken by a fifty-ish, white woman from Lucerne Valley, CA, a Mojave
Desert town, describing an illegal eviction:

"When I got home, I seen that [the landlady] had taken all of the
stuff out of my apartment and _strewn_ [strown] it all over the yard!"

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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