Fwd: standard passage
Gordon, Matthew J.
GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Fri Dec 20 15:09:44 UTC 2002
"Arthur the Rat" can be found at the DARE site: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/dare/dare.html
From: Terry Irons [mailto:t-irons at MOREHEAD-ST.EDU]
Sent: Fri 12/20/2002 6:35 AM
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Subject: Re: Fwd: standard passage
"Grip the Rat" dates back into at least the early 30s. The name was later
changed to Arthur. It was used in the DARE field wor, and the text may be
found in the article on pronunciation by Hartmann is DARE Volume I.
Quoting Barnhart <ADS-L at HIGHLANDS.COM>:
> From my dialectology notes it's called "Grip the Rat." It's found in
> several places. Sumner Ives used the version found in Gleason's
> overview of grammars, the title of which escapes me at this hour. I
> googled _Grip the rat_ and found nothing.
> David Barnhart
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Terry Lynn Irons
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