Date: Wed, 8 Nov 1995 13:07:54 -0600 From: Christopher Mack Subject: RhetORic -Reply Though not actually a _native_ Wisconsiner, I've never heard this pronunciation. (Maybe it's more a characteristic of being a Rush fan? ;) We *do* say, "Dem Packers is playin like a buncha old wimmin," however. >>> Wayne Glowka 11/08/95 12:56pm >>> On a quick ride to the Wal-Mart to get some anti-freeze a minute ago, I heard a caller from Wisconsin (I believe) tell Rush Limbaugh something about liberal rhetORic, with stress on the second syllable. Is this pronunciation common up yonder or is it an attempt at saying a word read but never heard?