[Ads-l] Heard: "The truth _shon_ through."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 09:12:26 UTC 2017

Spoken by a random narrator on a true-crime show on the Justice Network.
First time that I've heard "shon" for "shone" since I was last in StL,
ca.1962. I've also heard "liloc" for "lilac" once, spoken by a random
face-in-the-crowd character on some TV show. Unfortunately, there's no way
to know where these speakers learned their English.since leaving The Lou.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to know where these speakers learned their

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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