[Ads-l] Facebookery: _are_ > "our"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 19 19:51:59 EDT 2018

Black male commenter, ca.45-50, a native of Arizona:

"... they _our_ no longer working with the data ..."

Chomsky, from Philly, also pronounces _our_ as "are." Trump, from NYC, my
wife, from Wilkes-Barre, PA, and my mother, from Longview, TX, all
pronounce, e.g. _huge_, as "yuge," but only Mom pronounces _humble_ as
"umble."  It must take ten men and a boy to draw isoglosses for cases like

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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