Susan Rosine basenjiluvr at MSN.COM
Thu Jan 10 05:46:37 UTC 2008

I've only heard "Jag-wire" my entire life. Born in Colorado, raised in Washington state, now back in Colorado. Mother from Alabama, Father from Indiana.  I did once, not too long ago, hear a commercial for the car, and they pronounced it Jag-You-Are.  I noticed the commercial didn't run very long. 
SusanOn Jan 8, 2008 6:34 AM, Sam Clements <SClements at neo.rr.com> wrote:> >>>  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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