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Fri Jun 16 11:01:29 UTC 2000
From: Peter Richardson <prichard at LINFIELD.EDU>
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2000 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: Status
>I'm with Larry. "Potty-o" for patio sounds raw-ther pretentious to me (b.
>1943, native speaker of northern Illinois-ese).>
>> I (b. 1945) can't recall ever hearing anything OTHER than /ae/ for the
>> stressed vowel in "patio" in New York, California, or Wisconsin. And I'm
>> sure I would have registered someone saying what would have been
>> as "potty-o", with the a-as-in-"father". Could there in fact have been
>> some modicum of taboo avoidance involved in the posited mid-century
I'm saying "potty-o" to myself, and all I can think of is Mr. Howell and
Luvvy on Gilligan's Island...
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