Southern stress shift

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 04:36:09 UTC 2013

I'm familiar with the Southern Stress Shift in words like 'insurance,
'umbrella, 'guitar, 'Vermont, etc., but this evening I heard the owner of
an Indianapolis care dealership apply to "September" several times in his
commercial.  I haven't heard it with month names before.  I suspect I just
haven't noticed.


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