Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:09:40 MST From: Tom Uharriet Subject: Ornery Kathleen 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 the east? > 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. > Elaine Green Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]