[Ads-l] Query about dialectal "warsh" (wash)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 8 03:49:16 UTC 2014

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>

> the insertion of /r/ in the St. Louis, Mo. pronunciation of
> "wash", "Washington": "warsh," "Warshington."

Like a letter from an old friend! :-)

"Warter, slaurgther" are others. Or was. Sometimes, I forget that it's been
many dekkids since I lived in the Lou. :-(

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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