Now I don't want to be seen as so much a south-of-the-border type that
Patrick will come cutting me up too!! But I am, of course, quite an expert
on obscure, not to say imaginary, regional dialects..... Andrea
At 04:01 PM 9/12/96 -0400, you wrote:
>At 3:45 PM 9/12/96 -0400, Andrea A. Lunsford wrote:
>>Unless I misread, Jack ACTUALLY said "Look your porches," obviously some old
>>Pennsylvania Dutch invocation.....Andrea
>Precisely correct, Andrea!! Many people would have spelled it "lock your
>porches," but I was being sensitive to local usages of marginal groups.
>Thanks for the clarification--it sometimes takes someone from the USA to
>clear these things up, doesn't it?
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