Exposure to language
avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Thu Dec 12 14:38:17 UTC 2002
> While I cannot say these are my preferences, they were so for my father
> (born in Missouri with some probable connections to Kentucky, and
> raised in Kansas. I know both of these terms from my father's speech
> but prefer dishcloth to dishrag and washcloth the washrag. Sometimes I
> do catch myself using the -rag form as a variant. I was born in
> Chicago (my mother came from southwestern Wisconsin.
> Phonologically, I am Chicagoan with some NY suburb influences. My
> father regularly used "worsh".
INteresting. "Washcloth" is "it" in the Pacific NW, AFAIK, and yes, I've
actually heard "worsh" around here. There are a lot of "incomers"
influencing things around here, though, naturally.
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