Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 14 15:19:24 UTC 2011

At 10/14/2011 12:25 AM, ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:
>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.

Did you not assume he was referring to the writing of such journals
as The National Enquirer?

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

Perhaps he knew a young woman named Latisha.


> >
> >     - Jim Landau

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