Douglas Dee AmateurLinguist at AOL.COM
Sun Dec 31 20:36:32 UTC 2006

In a message dated 12/31/2006 2:26:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
db.list at PMPKN.NET writes:

>Anyone know if
>this advertisement reflects some sort of cot-caught merger incursion
>into the South, or if it's just some LA (or wherever) ad agency being
>clueless about what would work for a particular location?

I don't have the cot-caught merger, but I do have com = calm.  (This doesn't
shed any light on phonological change in the South, but I think it's relevant
to note there are at least 2 different mergers being discussed here.)


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