Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 08:50:09 -0500

From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: Re: AWFUL OFFAL

These are homonyms for me, too, a native Milwaukeean. I suspect that

they might be homophones for lots of people, those affected by the _cot_

/ _caught_ merger. I don't have the merged vowels generally, but my

_off-_ words have the open o vowel as in _law_.

Regards, Bill


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