too = 'either'

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 10 23:36:40 UTC 2012

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Lately I've heard "either" spoken as EYE-ther ~iether=2C often.  But I woul=
d have thought ~eether would be the majority.  The President says ~iether. has
USA          =3D ~eether
UK           =3D ~iether
speaker icon =3D ~eether (and the notation shows ~eether) has ~eether first and ~iether second
To me ~iether was rare.

Tom Zurinskas=2C Conn 20 yrs=2C Tenn 3=2C NJ 33=2C now Fl 9.
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> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject: Re: too =3D 'either'
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> At 6/10/2012 04:25 PM=2C Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >CNN promotes Gov. "Jesse Ventura's" scheme to abolish political parties:
> >
> >"Imagine! No Republicans! No Democrats too!"
> Why can't I understand this as too =3D 'also'? "No Democrats also"?
> Joel
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