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Subject:Re: dialect survey From:jcurran -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM Date:Thu, 3 Nov 1994 19:10:08 GMT
In <396ajk$qmq -at- pravda -dot- cc -dot- gatech -dot- edu>, louise -at- pravda -dot- cc -dot- gatech -dot- edu (Louise
>When I lived in Chicago, I picked up the phrase "come with," as
>when I would say to my fellow grad students, "I'm going to the
>Student Center, want to come with?" One of the guys in my
>department was from Pittsburgh, and it drove him crazy.
Yes! My wife is from Chicago and that's the feature of her way of talking
that I think stands out the most. NEVER, EVER let it be said that
Chicagoans have a "general American" or "newscaster's" accent, because they
have a definite, distinctive accent.
Jim Curran "The information superhighway is not a
Information Developer freeway -- it's a toll road."
RTP, NC USA - Regis Magyar