old wives tells (and others)

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Feb 17 18:19:15 UTC 2014

James Sledd, "A Canterbury Tell," in _American Speech_ 62 (1987) 185-87, commented on the merger of the vowels in "tale" and "tell," as revealed by student misspellings.


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