California fronting*

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 14 01:16:50 UTC 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999 Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:

> And, of course, the pronunciation of "cool" (evaluative, not thermal!) with
> exaggerated initial fronting that is spelled "kewl". What are the earliest
> citations for that?

The earliest occurrence on Nexis or Dow Jones is Washington Post, 30 Mar.

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