Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Jan 8 12:34:53 UTC 2008

Of course I'm talking about Jaguar.

Since I'm not a linguist, is there an explanation for the mispronunciation of the word?  I never encountered it until I worked with some people in Middle Ohio, who also happen to be undereducated(and coincidentally from Southern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania).  Or am I reading too much into their family backgrounds?

Anyway, is this something as simple as saying "warsh" for wash, "tarred" for tired?  

Sam Clements

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