End of ADS-L Digest - 7 Feb 1994 to 8 Feb 1994 ********************************************** There are 7 messages totalling 155 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Regional variation in BE 2. Sluff/Slough (4) 3. Dialect shift?? 4. Newsletter deadline ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 8 Feb 1994 21:45:56 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Regional variation in BE Peter, Re the principle of people noticing differences, it really first became nationally prominent when John F.Kennedy was running for office: everyone noticed when he said "Cuber" (except perhaps other like-lected Bostonians and NYers), but not when he said "Cuba". When Johnson became President, there was a joke going around in Texas (I don't know how widely it circulated) about a lady in East Texas saying it was nice to have a man in the White House who didn't have an accent! More folk-evidence. Rudy Troike