Just wondering

Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 29 19:50:30 UTC 2006

For #2, I consider a pocketbook as a large wallet for women and a purse as a
bag with a shoulder strap.


>From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Just wondering
>Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 14:40:37 -0500
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>Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject:      Just wondering
>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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