Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 16:30:06 -0500


Subject: Re: Drawrings

My business partner is an art therapist; when she gets an art therapy

group together, she has us do "drawrings." The only other time I've heard of

this pronunciation(and she has other linguistic ideosyncrasies that the

locals here have a hard time understanding)is on a Saturday Night Live sketch

about a little British boy named Simon who "likes to do drawrings." My

business partner lived in NYC for the first forty-odd years of her life, and

has since lived in Seattle and several locations in Arizona before com- ing

to Vermont. Any idea if this is a regional idiosyncracy from anywhere, or is

As an ex-NYer myself, I still in moments of inebriation or tiredness or

agitation add r to words that end in vowels, so that I am likely to say "drawr

me a picture." And I lived only 5 years of my current 5" and I lived only 5 of

my 51 yrs. in NYC.