End of ADS-L Digest - 8 Mar 1995 to 9 Mar 1995 ********************************************** There are 19 messages totalling 356 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Bedroom /sut/s 2. Salty dog? 3. Ar-Kansas (3) 4. suite /sut/ (4) 5. helicopter seeds (2) 6. Heli(o)copter 7. Loose meat and Maderights 8. List Archives 9. Arkansas Tangent 10. Expletive origin (2) 11. /sut/ 12. suite/suit ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 00:21:33 -0500 From: ALICE FABER Subject: Bedroom /sut/s The question about (bedroom) /sut/s brought back a flash...I grew up in New York, and the pronunciation was totally unfamiliar to me, until I moved to Gainesville, FL, where it was the standard, at least in TV commercials. It used to drive me nuts. I mean, dialect variation is, as some of our students up here say, tres cool. But...I suspect that for all of us there are some forms or expressions that have that effect on us. Or maybe it was just the north Florida local tv commercials...No more. I associate suite=/sut/ with north Florida, and don't recall it from Texas (Austin). Alice Faber