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Subject: Warshington
Question:
From: Jeff Stauter

Why do I say ''Warshington'' DC instead of ''Washington'' DC?




Reply:
Hi Jeff,
I'm guessing that it is a feature of that dialect area; I would assume
that wherever you were raised (in DC?), that your family, neighbors,
friends, etc. all said "Warshington". That's how dialects work.
Sociolinguistic accommodation.
I hope I understood what you were asking!
regards
C.Rowe

From: Jeff Stauter

Why do I say "Warshington" DC instead of "Washington" DC?







Reply From: charlie rowe     click here to access email
Date: Mar-13-2001
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Warshington Herb Stahlke    (Mar-14-2001)
  2. RE: Warshington Mills, Carl (MILLSCR)    (Mar-14-2001)
  3. Re: Warshington John Lawler    (Mar-14-2001)
  4. Re: Warshington Joseph F Foster    (Mar-14-2001)

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