Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:05:13 -0500

From: Kimberly Thompson krt3638[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GRIFFON.MWSC.EDU

Subject: Re: Greasy et al.

Personally, I had never heard of "Visa" pronounced with a voiced

fricative, but some of my colleagues have. (I was so intrigued, I asked

them.) Here in the Midland, (MO), from my own experience, I would judged

voiced fricatives to be both less common than s, and somewhat considered

a lower class dialect. For instance, my pizza is never "greazy". Greasy,

maybe, but that seems to make it taste just a little bit better.