Just wondering

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 29 19:40:37 UTC 2006

1) Is the pronunciation "bissep" [b at sEp] for "except" also used by
white Southerners? Or is this a black thang that white follk wouldn't

2) Is there anyone for whom the words "pocketbook" and "purse" denote
different objects? Not "can" or 'could," but _do_.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Sam'l Clemens

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