Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 16:53:48 -0500
From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU
Subject: Re: Ornery Kathleen
Hey! I resemble that remark. Tee hee.
I suppose there was _some_ ambiguity in Elaine's statement
about the number of syllables in "ornery," but come on. :-)
Funny you should mention that, though...
(Funny strange, not... nevermind.)
All my life I've noticed that some people have a tendency
to pronounce my name with three syllables.
"KATH' uh LEEN''" or somethin'.
But I haven't noticed a regional trend one way or the other.
As a general rule, can we say that _ornery_ usually has three
syllables in the eastern states and two in the west? And that the
first "r" is pronounced in the east?
Likewise, does Kathleen have two syllables in the west and three in
I was born in Baltimore, and raised in the Suburbs between Baltimore and
D.C.. I say ornery with three syllables like Kathleen, not like her
Mother from Baltimore.
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