Pronunciation trumps spelling

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 16 00:35:55 UTC 2012

A native Georgian posts to Facebook,

"… the kitty's _bag_  legs …"

i.e. "*back* legs."

This kind of voicing-assimilation is common in both BE and SE. It was
a feature of Elvis's speech, for example.

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

The American Dialect Society -

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