A local dialect

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 9 00:28:34 UTC 2013

It sounds like the one that I grew up with, especially in the
ultra-familiar-to-me pronunciation of "here, ball, boy, dog," etc.,
the dra-a-a-awlin - my acculturation to this probably accounts for my
hearing "hopper" in that dish-TV ad as "harper" - and the use of "Good
night!" as an interjection. It almost brought a tear to my eye, when I
heard this! ;-)

The clip is a bit earthy, to the extent that the featured dog is shown
as it takes a dump. Cat-lovers like me may find this disgusting.


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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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