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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 01:58 AM
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27. That weird interstitial "r" pops up in the oddest places: Boston with Cuber,
the Appalachians also have "Warshington" as does Ballmer.

The thing that I cannot stand to hear is a broad 'a' where it historically is absent in American speech or in Southern England, the Boston equivalents of Hyacinth Bouquet tend to do this at times. . .

But then again, I find "fixin' to" perfectly acceptable pulpit level speech!
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  -Memo to John McCain: There is no "R" in "Washington" Skinner  Feb-12-08 09:09 PM   #0 
  - Michael Moore says "Warshington"....  Bicoastal   Feb-12-08 09:11 PM   #1 
  - After hearing Obama, he's dull as dishwater. nt  babylonsister   Feb-12-08 09:11 PM   #2 
  - Is that what he said ? I fell asleep  proud patriot   Feb-12-08 09:11 PM   #3 
  - His jokes are hopelessly idiotic, too...  Elrond Hubbard   Feb-12-08 09:13 PM   #4 
  - There's no "R" in "idea" either, FWIW...  Kazak   Feb-12-08 09:15 PM   #5 
  - Tell that to Howard Dean  XemaSab   Feb-12-08 09:19 PM   #8 
  - A not so good looking version of Dole. No fatherly-ness...  KAZ   Feb-12-08 09:15 PM   #6 
  - My parents broke me of that habit,  Staph   Feb-12-08 09:16 PM   #7 
  - I CAN'T STAND IT, SKINNER  Skittles   Feb-12-08 09:23 PM   #9 
  - That's typically a Midwestern idiosyncracy.  AngryOldDem   Feb-12-08 09:31 PM   #10 
  - It's a Kansas thing Ung-yons  SoCalDem   Feb-13-08 01:38 AM   #24 
  - Yuppers. Or wrenching our dishes, ha!  countryjake   Feb-13-08 01:40 AM   #25 
  - Yes it is, very upper midwest. Thom Hartman says WaRshington a lot too.  LibInTexas   Feb-13-08 06:40 AM   #29 
  - Why do you hate Amurka?  bleever   Feb-12-08 09:34 PM   #11 
  - Are you from Washington state by chance?  FlyingSquirrel   Feb-12-08 11:59 PM   #12 
  - I'm (currently) from Washington DC. (nt)  Skinner   Feb-13-08 06:57 AM   #33 
  - And here's hoping there's a lot less R's in Washington come November  TheDoorbellRang   Feb-13-08 12:00 AM   #13 
  - rofl  Skinner   Feb-13-08 06:56 AM   #32 
  - If he become commander in chief, yes, for longer than nine months. n/t  Cleita   Feb-13-08 12:03 AM   #14 
  - Lolz, just what we need...  Jamastiene   Feb-13-08 12:07 AM   #15 
  - There's some weirdo kind of loss of language going on.  sfexpat2000   Feb-13-08 12:14 AM   #16 
  - I keep hearing pundits on TV misprounouncing the word "pundit."  Skinner   Feb-13-08 06:59 AM   #34 
  - Ever been to Picksberg?  hootinholler   Feb-13-08 12:36 AM   #17 
  - McCain slogan  countingbluecars   Feb-13-08 12:40 AM   #18 
  - A lot of people who live in Washington State put the 'r' in Warshington.  Diane R   Feb-13-08 12:50 AM   #19 
  - Totally not fair that you have all those hearts Skinner! You must be a suck-up!  Hoof Hearted   Feb-13-08 01:14 AM   #20 
  - I had a childhood friend whose mom used to say "warsh your teeth."  Kurovski   Feb-13-08 01:26 AM   #21 
  - And you don't even live in Washington state!!  eridani   Feb-13-08 01:31 AM   #22 
  - My friendssssssss...eeek.... kill me now  SoCalDem   Feb-13-08 01:37 AM   #23 
  - Someone needs to splice out one of his speeches & YouTube all of those obnoxious...  countryjake   Feb-13-08 01:47 AM   #26 
  - That weird interstitial "r" pops up in the oddest places: Boston with Cuber,  nealmhughes   Feb-13-08 01:58 AM   #27 
  - Unfortunately  radfringe   Feb-13-08 06:39 AM   #28 
  - LOL! I was yelling the same thing at the TV last night.  PA Democrat   Feb-13-08 06:41 AM   #30 
  - He's got War on the brain.  peekaloo   Feb-13-08 06:42 AM   #31 
  - He sounds like my dad and grandma  gollygee   Feb-13-08 07:03 AM   #35 
  - He'll continue to say "Democrat party" too.  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-13-08 08:32 AM   #36 

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