Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:15:26 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan 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!