[Ads-l] Heard on Border Wars, reality-TV re narcotics-smuggling

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 21 06:09:16 UTC 2017

_Caribbean_ pronounced by the voice-overer as "carri-BEE-an" - the
pronunciation of my lost youth - and not as the contemporarily-preferred
"curRIBBian. Already, back in the '70's, I had a battle of the dictionary
with a roommate who refused to believe that "carriBEE-an" had ever been the
preferred pronunciation. OTOH, he won, when I refused to believe that
_aloose_ wasn't more standard than what I had always thought of as _'loose_.

And, as Google notes,

"People also ask
What do loose mean?"
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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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