Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 8 17:11:32 UTC 2008

At 10:43 AM -0600 1/8/08, Philip (Flip) Kromer wrote:
>Tony Kornheiser (Pardon the Interruption, Monday Night Football,
>ex-washpost) says 'Jagwire' or very close to it.

Are you sure he's not doing it self-consciously, with invisible
quotes?  I've heard Tom Jackson (of ESPN) refer to the Jacksonville
team as the Jagwires, and probably other commentators, but I suspect
if Kornheiser does it he's not being authentic.  (He often isn't.)
He is indeed from Long Island, where I certainly never heard
"Jagwire".  (In those days, it would have been in reference to the
car or possibly the cat; the team hadn't been invented yet.)


>  You can download the
>podcast version of PTI from iTunes; I know I heard him do it repeatedly last
>week, but don't recall which one. I'm sure you'll find multiple uses these
>past and next few weeks.
>He's not undereducated, and is Long Island, I think.
>On Jan 8, 2008 6:34 AM, Sam Clements <SClements at neo.rr.com> wrote:
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>>  Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>  Poster:       Sam Clements <SClements at NEO.RR.COM>
>>  Subject:      Jagwire
>>  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? =20
>>  Sam Clements
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