Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 17 12:37:49 UTC 2014

Yeah, well, a fellow grad student in the '80s always talked about
"sammitches," his intonation suggesting that the pronunciation was
thoroughly affected rather than a natural, perhaps toddlerish, version of
the cluster-rich "sandwiches."

That was in Tennessee. I'd never heard it in NYC, but maybe I didn't get
out enough.

In any event, no "sammie" for me till now.


On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 3:05 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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