Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 19:24:27 EST
From: flanigan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Ohio University Electronic Communication
Date: 10-Mar-1995 07:24pm EST
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From: Beverly Flanigan Dept: Linguistics
FLANIGAN Tel No:
Instead of cringing or jeering, try using "set" instead of either
/swit/ or /sut/. Although my Minnesota-born parents said the latter, I
grew up thinking I _should_ say the former. Now everyone up there
seems to say "bedroom set"--a nice alternative, I think.
On "Sam Hill": I recall that my mother said this, but I never heard a
man say it. Perhaps it was a "lady-like" euphemism for "hell"? But
where the "Sam" comes from I haven't a clue.
Received: 10-Mar-1995 07:24pm