Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 02:21:37 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: PhillySpeak; Hoagies; Antidentite


I was in Philadelphia and found these letters in the Philadelphia City

Paper, August 29-September 4, 1997, page 4, col. 2:


One minor error in an otherwise splendid article ("PhillySpeak," Aug.

15): The quote about "anymore" being "a South Philadelphia barbarism" is most

certainly from Red SMITH, not Red Barber. To the best of my knowledge, Red

Barber worked neither in newspapers nor in Philadelphia; Red Smith covered

sports for the Philadelphia _Record_ from 1936 to 1945.

Andrew Milner

Bryn Mawr


As a Philadelphia-born Murray with a mother named Mary, and who once

dated a Merry, your piece on how Philadelphia speaks "spoke" to me.

Reminded me of how my dad pronounced certain words. For instance, there

was one Japanese cat he called a Tay-Ota.

Nice job, fella.

Murray Dubin

South Philadelphia

The City Paper is at I'll try to get the