Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 10:04:19 -0400 From: "Jerry (NMN) Miller" Subject: Re: Tom Murray's example "this needs washed" Gail's note prompts me to recall a strange pronunciation my stepmother, whose family came from Kentucky originally (to Indiana), gave to the kitchen item where dishes are washed. She consistently called it the "zinc" - which always struck me as odd, but I believe I have heard it a few other times away from Indiana (usually in a southerly direction). How widespread is that? jmiller