three questions to find out where someone is from

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 24 07:11:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM, Dan Goodman <dsgood at> wrote:
> Just for the heck of it; my native dialect includes, among other
> vocabulary items:  tractor-trailer, stringbean.

Doesn't everyone? ;-)
> "Aaron" and "Erin" have different vowels.    So do "horse" and "hoarse."

Needless to say! ;-)

There aren't many of us left still speaking local-accent-free English! :-)

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.
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