[Ads-l] Heard on Unsolved Mysteries

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 4 21:33:34 EDT 2017


Hey, I used to own one of those (a ’66 two-tone that didn’t start out two-tone but never fully recovered from an accident it had had before I bought it—cheap, for that reason), and I always called it a f[a]lcon.  It didn’t (despite the claims of the commercial) fly, which must have been how I knew it wasn’t a fall-k'n.  

LH


> On Aug 4, 2017, at 6:37 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> At 0:16 & 0:59, Tennessee Ernie Ford gives the Ford Falcon an [a] (IPA #304
> open front unrounded vowel):
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIBAEEkZbYo
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