June 26, 2003
Do you cut or mow the lawn or grass?
This Dialect Survey is a must-surf for anyone interested in language.
Posted by James at June 26, 2003 9:08 PM
Very cool! You know, if I could have studied for a degree in linguistics at Harvard Extension, I would have, but it wasn't an option. Bastards.
I knew bubbler was local, but I didn't think it was mostly just us! Also, tonic is really Cambridge-specific. To me, a tonic is something that's supposet to grow hair on one's head, or a potion of negligible medicinal value.
Drive-through liquor store? Cool!
As for coo' pon vs. kew' pon, I say coo'pon and my family, I think, says kew'pon. I say mon'day and fri'day, but my parents say mon'dee and fri'dee. Worcester County has its own accent.
I say coo'pon. My family pretty much says kyoo'pon, except for my Dad.
Who knows why.
I say cut the grass AND mow the lawn. I'm such a freak!