Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 14:11:20 CST


Subject: Re: name's the same

Date sent: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 14:01:23 -0600

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From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Re: name's the same

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On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Lisa Pogoff wrote:

Upon moving to MN, I was surprised to hear my co-workers pronounce

the male name "Don" and the female name "Dawn" exactly the same way.

Are they also pronounced the same in other parts of the country?

I am equally surprised when I hear people make a distinction between the

two names. So, yes, there are other parts of the country where the names

are pronounced the same. I'm an Oregonian, BTW.


BTW, I come from Chicago, and "Dawn" rhymes with "lawn" and "Don"

rhymes with "on." I assume those words aren't pronounced the same

way around the country.