[Ads-l] Maybe it's a Saint Louis Thing

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 11 22:31:30 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Joanna Taylor <mywordjewelry at gmail.com>

> "malth" and "salth"

Whoa! I talked the same way, when I was a kid in East Texas! Since my
mother was in her mid-twenties, already, before we "left out" from the Lone
Star State, she never did stop talking that way. Did you also say "cowl"
for "cow"? Do "dose-t (of salts)" and "highth" also ring a bell?
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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