[Ads-l] Heards

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 3 08:23:15 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 9:47 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> The way I've *always* said it. (That would be from the early '60s.)
> And I've always said and, AFAIK, until recently, heard only
"psychopa[Ts]." I say "Pa[Dz] of Glory, but, otherwise, the way for me is

> "Noozpaper" from the '50s, though I'm pretty sure my grandparents (but not
> my mother) preferred the / s /.

I say "[nIwz]paper," but only because I've decided to do that. "Noozepaper"
is usual in StL BE and sE. I've heard "noosepapuh" and I associate it with
Noo Yawk, for no particular reason. From the movies, perhaps.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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