Southern stress shift

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 05:40:44 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at> wrote:
> umbrella

OT, since I have nothing to say about "September," but I learned
"umbrella" as "UM-ba-rella" and also "parasol," as a total synonym, no
difference in meaning whatsoever. These days, I use only "UM-brella"
and "parasol" has been relegated to the trashbasket of history.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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