[Ads-l] Heards -- "psychopa[Dz]"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 3 16:05:34 UTC 2015

At 1/3/2015 02:58 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > My pronunciation of "psychopaths" and "newspaper" is the
> > opposite of Jon Lighter's
> >

Wilson, if you re-read Jon's message, he wrote:
> > I heard "psychopaths" pronounced as "psychopa[Dz]."
>The way I've *always* said it. (That would be from the early '60s.)
>"Noozpaper" from the '50s, though I'm pretty sure my grandparents (but not
>my mother) preferred the / s /.

I speak like his grandparents -- both words with / s /.  And I was 
raised at about the same time in about the same region (but perhaps 
not borough).


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