Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 09:55:30 -0500 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" 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. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;