Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:15:26 -0500
From: Beverly Flanigan FLANIGAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: whore
Minnesotans, and other North Central folk, I believe, say [hor], as do
most Ohioans, as far as I can tell. I've never heard [hur], with one
or two syllables. BTW, we "standard" speakers from Minnesota would
never use /hw/ for 'wh.'
The best/worst hypercorrection I've heard of the /hw/ came from Dan
Rather in commenting on Diana, Princess of /hw/ales--twice!