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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 12 05:34:23 UTC 2014

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Randy Alexander <strangeguitars at gmail.com>

> 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).

When I was growing up in St. Louis, the only people that I knew who used
"Missour-uh" were members of a family originally from Cincinnat-uh.

OTOH, my grandmother, who spent her entire life in East Texas, also always
used "Missouri-uh."


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