[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Sep 19 02:19:25 BST 2015


On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 08:31:10PM -0400, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> The pronunciation of Worcester, MA, can vary with a single
> speaker...  it can be "Whist'r or Whistuh or anywhere in between,
> depending on if or how much one is pronouning the final r.  The
> first one, gets dropped completely.

or woostah (rhymes with foot, not zoom)

> 
> --Paula Lieberman
> -----Original Message----- From: Howard Brazee
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 04:49 PM
> To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
> Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re:
> late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)
> 
> 
> >On Sep 18, 2015, at 2:42 PM, Fred Smith
> ><fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> >
> >Yeah. for example, here in New England, Peabody is Peeb'dy, but most
> >other parts of the country it's peeBODY. I don't actually know the origin
> >of the name. but both camps are certain their pronunciation is correct.
> 
> And the city of Worcester in Massachusetts vs. the city of Worcester
> in England.
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