Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 12:01:43 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: Sulking Over Silky Milk & Other Words of That Ilk >>By the way, one of those announcers with a stay-pressed smile on ET last >>night pronounced the name of Dekalb, Illinois, with an /l/. There is no >>/l/ in "Dekalb County," a county in the metro Atlanta area. > >Wait a minute! Atlanta is in Cobb County. Maybe what you've hearing is "de >Cobb" county. %^) > >-- Jim I don't have a map in here and I'm late for class, but the Atlanta METRO counties include Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, and Dekalb. Some At(a)lanter can fill you in on the details. Georgia counties are small (the theory is that a person could ride to the courthouse and home in a day on a horse); metro Atlanta is big. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]