[Ads-l] Heard: "The truth _shon_ through."

Geoffrey Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Oct 19 07:02:58 EDT 2017


'Shon' is standard in Canada and the UK. That's how I've always said it, despite the occasional
joshing from Margaret, who's from Brooklyn and doesn't say it that way
.
As for Americans saying it this way, consider the old Andy Williams song, Love is Blue:

When we met how the bright sun shone 
Then love died, now the rainbow is gone 


     
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