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35011Re: [midatlanticretro] Making final plans to attend

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  • Dave McGuire
    Mar 31, 2014
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      On 03/31/2014 06:33 PM, Dan Roganti wrote:
      > Speak for yoSEF, MOFO! ;)
      >
      > Oh, sorry, that's Maryland.
      >
      > Western PA folks have a particularly amusing local vernacular. Yinz,
      > etc, jagoff, etc.
      >
      >
      >
      > and there's the colloquial 'phonetic' vernacular which is unique here
      > too, as with other regions - being from NY, and having to work in a
      > dozen diff regions over the years - I've become quite fond of the one
      > here in Pittsburgh.
      > The phonetic 'ir' is always resoundingly emphasized in most words
      > here,eg. iron, wire, etc where the vowel is stressed.
      > Too much so that it resembles a drunken pirate, as in aaahhrrr
      > I practice it often :)

      Of course it's best to actually BE drunk to pronounce it properly. I
      do it whenever I can.

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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