Odd rhyme claim

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 15 21:27:28 UTC 2009

The poet John Hollander asserts that New England is "the only region of the
nation" (or was in Emerson's time) "in whose dialect _patriot_ rhymes with

Really? I'd have guessed that _patriot_ "rhymes" with _thought_  nowhere on
Panet Earth.  Or is Hollander being facetious at Emerson's expense?  Yeah,
that must be it.  Sorry.

On the other hand....I'm curious.


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