[VAR-L] The Britishisms are coming

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 29 01:13:28 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM, Damien Hall
<damien.hall at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> _Scranton_

Usually heard as "Scran.ton," without glottalization, here in the
greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.

OTOH, _Wilkes-Barre_ has been trending toward "Wilkes-_Bear_," here of late.
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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