Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Jan 21 13:10:26 UTC 2013

A reminder:  In many varieties of Southern American English (including my own and, I would expect, Wilson's) "blouse" and "lousy" are pronounced with a [z].  Unlike in the [s]-speaking parts of the country(which is most of them?).

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Wilson Gray [hwgray at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:59 PM

So, it's not "blow-zee," but rhymes wuth "lousy" or pswaydo-German
"lausi," then.

A wona thankya.

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