Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 22 06:11:36 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
> 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?).

Wait. What? Of *course* these two words are pronounced with a [z]!

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.
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