[Ads-l] Albany

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 6 20:19:08 UTC 2020

Some years ago I may or may not have mentioned the time my grandmother told
me that, in her youth, Albany, N.Y., was pronounced Awl-BAY-nee.  I found
it hard to believe.

So you could have knocked me over with a feather when I just heard a
Georgia election official pronounce Albany, Ga., in exactly that way.
(Obviously old news to some here.)

I doubt that my grandmother (b. 1888 in Manhattan) ever heard of Albany, Ga.

So what happened in upstate NY?


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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