Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 16:52:24 +0300 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: South East Missouri /IG-nert/ >-- ignorant /IG-nert/ This pronunciation usually means eccentric or stupid >behavior often intended by the perpetrator to raise dander in onlookers; or >obstinacy about a point in contention, even in the face of overwhelming >evidence >to the contrary. /IG-nor-ant/ is used when the textbook definition of ignorant >is intended. An ex-girlfriend of mine, a college-educated black woman in her mid-thirties born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico, often uses the pronounciation /IG-n*nt/ in the same manner. She also uses the "correct" pronunciation for the textbook definition. Stewart _________________________________________ Stewart Allensworth Mason PO Box 4056 Portales NM 88130 ***Coolest Guitar Sounds Ever*** 1. "Dumbbells"--Mission of Burma (Roger Miller) 2. "Too Much"--The Bats (whoever their guitarist is) 3. "Counting the Beat"--The Swingers (Phil Judd) 4. "Faron"--Prefab Sprout (Paddy McAloon) 5. "Matte Kudasai"--King Crimson (Adrian Belew)