Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995 10:43:22 -0500
From: Donald Larmouth LARMOUTD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GBMS01.UWGB.EDU
Subject: Re: Willamette Valley and Oregon
My son David is a senior at Willamette University in Salem. All freshmen from
out of state were told "It's WiLLAMette, dammit!" and this is confirmed in the
Insider's Guide to Colleges handbook. Since there is a community in Wisconsin
called Oregon [oregAn] (rhymes with moron), he could have been in even more
trouble, but his old man knew this shibboleth and taught him [oreg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n] before he
left. So at least he didn't get into trouble for that.
P.S.: Is there a source for phonetic symbol equivalents on e-mail? I picked up
the ampersand as equivalent to schwa from this communication, but there must be
a standard list somewhere and I'm just ignorant of it.