Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 09:55:30 -0500

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

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 it just her?

Based on my extensive research (I dated an Englishman for 2 years)

I have concluded that Brits do use this pronunciation.

I also know several people from the New York area who use it, too.


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