Rhymes for 'America' (was: new name you can use on your kid)

Damien Hall D.Hall at KENT.AC.UK
Wed Sep 14 08:29:43 UTC 2011

There are probably more rhymes for 'America' in r-less English English than in most American English - if anyone's collecting them, 'Berwicker' (= 'native of Berwick-upon-Tweed', which is pronounced 'berrick') is the only one that springs to mind.



Date:    Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:08:25 -0400
From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: new name you can use on your kid

One of the few that do.


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:01 AM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

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Damien Hall

University of Kent (UK)
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, 'Towards a New Linguistic Atlas of France'

English Language and Linguistics, School of European Culture and Languages

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