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.