Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 07:58:10 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: local locality pronunciations
In this vein, I've always regarded these idiosyncratic local pronunciations as
our modern (modren?) shibboleths. One of my favorites is the suburb of
Rochester spelled Chili and pronounced to rhyme with jai-alai.
From Wayne Glowka
A colleague has just reminded me that Taliafero County (in Georgia
somewhere along I-20) is pronounced [taliv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]r] as a means of forgetting the
jerk after whoM the county was named.