RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Nov 27 04:54:26 UTC 2001

What was the ADDress on the envelope on which Lincoln wrote his Gettysburg
addRESS? Surely he addRESSED the audience and ADDressed the envelope? Even in
the South, stress is sometimes phonemic.

In a message dated 10/31/2001 6:57:51 PM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:

<< Come South. CON-tract is a noun but CON-tract is a verb. See, us
hillbillies have got pragmatic and syntactic ways of telling nouns
from verbs; don't need us no stress stuff. We could send some
RE-verse carpetbaggers up to hep y'all with the problem if y'all
cain't tell yer nouns from yer verbs.

dInIs >>

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