First query after vacation

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 9 20:14:20 UTC 2003

Kathleen E. Miller said:
>Hello all,
>What weird Boston affectation would make a Johns Hopkins/Harvard educated
>man pluralize words that shouldn't be? For example, ""It appears an event
>took place in Canada, and that the load shedding that perhaps they should
>have done was not done in a ways that prevented the New York power grid
>form having to try to supply power."
>He's also regularly says moneys (when not necessary) and referred to Yankee
>manager Joe Torre as Torres.
>I've heard of the intrusive R, but an intrusive S?
>Other insights on the speech of  New York politicians welcome.

Maybe he thinks it sounds folksy.
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