Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 07:58:10 EST From: Wayne Glowka 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. > > LH From Wayne Glowka Status: R 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.