Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 13:52:40 -0400

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: supervisor/coupon

I'll say! Us Louisville kids used 'broomstick' rather than 'poker' but with

the same disdain of the high-falutin'.

Dennis Preston

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.