Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 11:45:32 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon

On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Dan Moonhawk Alford wrote:

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.

And I would refer it as "Received British Pronunication." Perhaps it's

the association with the RP liquid u that gives such pronunciations in

America a social lift, as well as a "poker-up-the-ass" quality.

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]