[Ads-l] Heard: _nards_ "testes"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 3 20:30:33 UTC 2015


Aren't all American dialects actually regional dialects, and shouldn't the
name reflect that?

DanG

On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> So can ADS members expect the Newsletter of the American Dialect Society =
> (e.g. http://www.americandialect.org/category/nads) to come out in a =
> hypercorrect rhotic version as NARDS?
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> LH
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> > On Aug 2, 2015, at 12:18 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 7:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter =
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> >> HDAS: 1968-70.
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> >> Var. of "nads."
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> >> Cf. "nuts" and "nertz."
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> > "Nads" just isn't good enough for these young whippersnappers, I =
> reckon.
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