Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 13:07:54 -0600
From: Christopher Mack MACKCD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WP.DHSS.STATE.WI.US
Subject: RhetORic -Reply
Though not actually a _native_ Wisconsiner, I've never heard this
pronunciation. (Maybe it's more a characteristic of being a Rush fan? ;)
We *do* say, "Dem Packers is playin like a buncha old wimmin,"
Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU 11/08/95
On a quick ride to the Wal-Mart to get some anti-freeze a minute ago, I
heard a caller from Wisconsin (I believe) tell Rush Limbaugh something
about liberal rhetORic, with stress on the second syllable. Is this
pronunciation common up yonder or is it an attempt at saying a word
read but never heard?