Date: Sun, 20 Nov 1994 00:29:39 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: "ride the rodeo"
In response to two points raised by Beth Simon:
1) Whether or not Judy Collins sings (as Beth claims)
When he comes to call, my pa ain't got a good word to say,
Guess it's cause he's just as wild as in his younger days,
I wouldn't have so processed it because it's totally uninterpretable in this
context, given that the he/his of the second line would have to be
non-coreferential, which they really can't be ("You're just as wild as in my
2) I too have heard shtr- quite a bit in the New York area, and concurred
with someone on some e-list (I thought it was ours, a few months ago, but
maybe it was Linguist) that it's especially associated with Italian-Americans
born in the 1950's (my citation was Mike Francesa on WFAN sports talk radio,
along with others I now forget).