Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 9 17:47:04 UTC 2009

Well, Ellen [sic] is a native of East Texas, born in Palestine, reared
in Karnak, IIRC, a "suburb" - I apply this term laughingly - of my own
birthplace of Marshall. It's difficult to scrub the regional or ethnic
schmutz out of your speech entirely.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:03 AM, Tom Zurinskas<truespel at> wrote:
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> Some new words on the Helen DeGeneres show, UK vs USA accents.  Guess the meanings.  Note the difficulty of the UK person with "ch", mispronouncing it twice as "sh".  No clue why.
> Also Helen pronounces "shawty" as SHAW-dee  ~shaudee.  Classic "t" for "d" swap.
> Helen says for "fossing" ~flauseeng   The Brit repeats ~fluseeng.
> Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
> see phonetic spelling
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