Heard on The Judges

Dave Hause dwhause at JOBE.NET
Sat Jan 26 05:05:37 UTC 2008

My wife uses that (central Illinois but idiolect probably mostly from her
grandmother - southern Indiana/northern Kentucky) or at least almost - it
sounds to me more like "Mom 'n 'em"and the "them" may be no more than her
mother's sister.
Dave Hause, dwhause at jobe.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>

"Mommanem" etc. is a shibboleth of Pittsburghese.

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