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

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Mon Jul 28 16:17:08 UTC 2008

Unless "strown" is a dialectal variant of "strewn," we likely deal here with a blend: "strewn" + "thrown"
Gerald Cohen


Wilson Gray wrote, Mon 7/28/2008 9:04 AM:

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!"


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