End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Dec 1995 to 14 Dec 1995 ************************************************ There are 31 messages totalling 930 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Choice vs chances (3) 2. Attestations of "Begging the question" (2) 3. Proverbial Knowledge 4. Yas, youse, y'all (2) 5. Proverbial (Twisted) Knowledge (2) 6. Unauth Index to "American Tongues" - Improvements Invited (8) 7. Dialect tapes (2) 8. pop and soda (2) 9. Two versions of AMERICAN TONGUES? (2) 10. "American Tongues" and "Yeah You Rite!" 11. Bounced Mail 12. can/can't 13. American Tongues (3) 14. e-mail somblabulism ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 22:33:59 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Choice vs chances What is curious, and interesting because of that, is that there seems to be no REGIONAL pattern to the difference. From South Texas, I use , while a colleague from N. Alabama reports . 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 --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)