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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 12 12:21:11 UTC 2014


Like "Bulgaria."

JL

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 12:34 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Randy Alexander <strangeguitars at gmail.com
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> > 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).
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> 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.
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> OTOH, my grandmother, who spent her entire life in East Texas, also always
> used "Missouri-uh."
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> Youneverknow.
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