Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 11:45:32 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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]