Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 23:59:09 EDT
From: David Carlson Davidhwaet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: eye dialect
I never have considered "whut" for "what" or "wuz" for "was" or "offis" for
"office" as eye-dialect. They indicate to me that the speaker was not well
educated and would not be likely to spell them correctly. I've long thought
that eye-dialect was essentially a visual thing as in some hymns where "Lord"
has "word" as an eye rhyme.
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