Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 12:11:52 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Stoled
How can you be an l-vocalizer and also one who did not pick it up? I'm
confused. (Gid thayng ah kin tahp e-mail to yih; mah pronunsayshun would
drahv yih nuts.)
Dennis Preston said;
Is Grant from the 'right' part of Missouri to be an l-vocalizer?
Yes, I am an l-vocalizer. I used to live in Little Dixie, up in Audrain County,
and that area is rife with told/toad, cold/code, bold/bode, etc., but I,
did not pick it up. Drives me nuts.
Terry Irons said:
What did this person suggest was the correct usage [of steal, pt]?
Stole, I believe. The only definition I can find for "stoled" is to be
wrapped in a
Peter Patrick said:
why DID my speaker say "stoled"? [or Grant Barrett, for that matter!]
I have no idea. I first encountered a problem with this word earlier in
when I tried to spell it and realized, looking at it, that it was not a
word. I continue
to use it, however. I like it.