Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 16:30:06 -0500 From: Alan R Slotkin 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Alan R. Slotkin Professor of English Box 5053 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN 38505 Phone: 615-372-3262 FAX: 615-372-6142 e-mail: ars7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -----------------------------------------------------------------------