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

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 9 16:35:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Randy Alexander <strangeguitars at gmail.com
> >
> wrote:
> > She was born in 1937.
> So was I! What a coinkidink!
> Does she say "Cincinnat-uh"? And "Missour-uh"?

She says:

"I said Cincinnat-uh and Missour-ee.  Usually I now say Cincinnat-ee!"

I don't think I discovered the Missour-uh variety until I was at least a
teenager, but I definitely heard Cincinnat-uh here and there before that
(though I always said Cincinnati following my mother's new practice).

Randy Alexander
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