NY accent is dying out?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 22 23:51:23 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Michael Newman
<michael.newman at qc.cuny.edu> wrote:
> In my in progress book

Would it have killed you to write

"In my in-progress book ..."


I'm not even asking for

"In my book in progress ..."


I acknowledge that that would be asking for too much. And I realize
that an extra nanosecond of processing time should not be a big deal
between friends.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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