Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 13:52:40 -0400 From: "Dennis R. Preston" 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.