Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 08:42:35 -0800

From: Dan Moonhawk Alford dalford[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]S1.CSUHAYWARD.EDU

Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon

As long as we're talking sociolinguistic judgements, my wife refers to

the lect that would use /ju/ in all the words of the last sentence below

by the technical linguistics phrase "poker-up-the-ass English" -- thus

showing that sociolinguistic judgements are not ALWAYS against just

lower-class dialects.

On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, Peter McGraw wrote:

I think Bruce has hit the nail on the head about the sociolinguistic

aspect of /u/ vs. /ju/. ... I defy anyone to

use /ju/ in all applicable words in the sentence "I assume there was no

news of the supervisor this noon" without laughing.