Ron butters ronbutters at AOL.COM
Fri Oct 14 04:25:41 UTC 2011

And what were those angry drunks doing with a vast quantity of lattice?

In a related situation, I was recently told by a college freshman that he was taking Advanced Expository Writing. He pronounced the second vowel un the second word to rhyme with "hose." He was not joking.

I don't thunk the race of this guy--or the janitor, for that matter--has any relevance to the pronunciations.

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On Oct 13, 2011, at 8:49 PM, "James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at>"<JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:

> Thirty-ish black male janitor, barely noticeable Black English accent, said "latticework" as
> /la TEES w at rk/
> For what it's worth, in the six months the janitor has had his present position (he replaced a white female) this is the first time he encountered latticework, having just helped drag a quantity of the stuff out of sotrage.
>     - Jim Landau
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