Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 22:33:59 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Choice vs chances
What is curious, and interesting because of that, is that there
seems to be no REGIONAL pattern to the choice/chances difference.
From South Texas, I use choice , while a colleague from N. Alabama
reports chances . I have certainly heard, and possibly used, the "cherse"
pronunciation, though I haven't the remotest idea how I came by it. My
Alabama colleague had not heard it. It does seem to imply a parody of
"Brooklynese", which was part of folk-awareness even down along the Rio Grande.
--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)