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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 8 21:50:43 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 3:22 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> i'm not sure.  is she a "warsh" speaker?

Yes, as a matter of fact. I always notice it when my social betters,
without giving it a second thought, avail themselves
of déclassé pronunciations and locutions that I have labored mightily to
eliminate from my own speech. :-(

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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