[Ads-l] Say this, not that

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 25 16:34:34 UTC 2015


On Wisconsin Public Radio a few minutes ago, Dr. Zorba and his sidekick
poked fun at a caller from Missouri for clearly and repeatedly saying
/'sodi/ when what she "meant" was /'soda@/.   She didn't have a very
notable accent otherwise, BTW, and refrained from telling them to get
screwed.

Moments later, a letter from a listener urged Zorba  to stop saying /pyU
'ri/ and switch to /pyU 're:/ relatively pronto.

Z said he wasn't French.

JL



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