[Ads-l] Dialect clash

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 30 23:27:29 EDT 2018


Crap!
What is that from? News? Drama?

Mark

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 8:15 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> A Phoenix, Arizona, police detective, in "interviewing" a local black man
> about a botched armed-robbery attempt in which a motel clerk was killed,
> says,
>
> Q. Well, if you gave him the gun, then you must know his name. What is it?
> A. Johnny Riley.
> Q. Johnny Rawley?
> A. Johnny Riley.
> Q. Johnny Raleigh?
> A. Johnny *Riley*!
> Q. Johnny Ralley?
> A. Johnny *Riley*, officer! Stop playing!
> Q. Oh, Johnny _Riley_! OK. And that's "detective."
> A. Yeah.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
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