[Ads-l] Maybe it's a Saint Louis thing

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Jan 11 22:16:14 UTC 2016

On Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:48:59 zone - 0500 Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> pundinted:

I've mentioned more than once that, when ibuprofen, under the 
"Motrin," was still a prescription drug, I was under the impression that
the name was "Moltrin" [moUltrIn].
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For some reason I have always inserted an /l/ into "Wabash", making it /'wall bash/.  I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, far from the "Walbash" River but my father's office telephone was on the Wabash exchange, so I heard his phone number frequently as "Walbash 2211".

I have an /l/ in both "walk" and "calm".  I also put an /r/ into "wash" and "Washington".

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