[LMB] Dickens v/w, was OT: More words that I HATE!!

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Sep 26 14:17:28 BST 2020



> On Sep 26, 2020, at 2:57 AM, John Lennard <john.c.lennard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Eric: I've noticed that in Dickens' attempts at proletarian speech, "W" is
> usually pronounced "V,"  At least in the early stuff---Sam Weller in The
> Pickwick Papers talks that way, forex

I remember Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent coming up with an answer:

“9-W”.

Then he opened the envelope and pulled out the question:

“Do you spell your name with a “V”, herr Wagner?”.


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