Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 20:07:20 EDT
From: "David A. Johns" daj000[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FOX.WAY.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Brogue
At 03:01 PM 9/19/96 EDT, you wrote:
Where in the U.S. is it attested? Do folks ever charac-
terize local or regional speech as a "brogue" in Texas? Indiana? West
Virginia? Arkansas? Is it used to refer only to accent or is it a more
Thanks for any thoughts on this.
I have a colleague here who seems to use it to refer to any strong local
accent: "She grew up here, but she doesn't have the brogue." This woman is
in her late 50s, grew up and went to college in Charleston (but her parents
were from Maine), lived for a while in Columbus, GA, and in Waycross since
about '71. I haven't heard it in that use from anyone else, here or
elsewhere. It certainly meant Irish where I grew up, in Massachusetts.