[Ads-l] Speakers recall events of 1860s and '70s

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 20 19:45:15 UTC 2023

Leander Herron (1846-1937) was born in Fallsington, Pa. Interviewed by
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (a familiar name to those of a certain age), he
carefully enunciates events of 1868.


Rickenbacker was born in 1890 in Columbus, O.

Photographer William H. Jackson was born in Keeseville, N.Y., in 1843. He
was 98 when interviewed. (Listen for his approximation of "Brooklyn"
"foist.") Age sometimes makes him hard to understand:


YouTube provides a number of exx. of 19th century accents, some of which
I've previously posted.

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

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

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