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.


David Carlson

34 Spaulding St.

Amherst MA 01002