Date: Mon, 28 Mar 1994 16:29:39 -0600 From: Charles F Juengling-2 Subject: Re: Wisconsin accent On Mon, 28 Mar 1994 mftcf%UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] wrote: > Thanks to David Johns for a good account of non-English influence. > Please, though, let's don't use the term "General American." I like > better Raven McDavid's acronym, SWINE, for "STandard White Inland > Northern English." It IS a regional dialect, promoted by John Kenyon > as GA, which he later admitted was the pronunciation of the Cleveland area > (obviously he meant white niddle-class Cleveland.) > > Tim Frazer SWINE !!! I can hardly believe that McDavid would have uttered such rubbish. It's even harder to believe that someone would write it on the LIST. If it's a joke, it's been lost on me. I hope I never see it again on ADS-L. CFJ