Monday, March 14, 2005

Regional Pronunciations:

The first time I drove to Philadelphia’s southern suburbs – a long drive in pouring rain – I got lost. Flagging down a few passersby, I asked how to get onto the Schuylkill Expressway. A downstate New Yorker, I naturally pronounced this “Shile-kill.” All I got were blank stares. Little did I know that the road I wanted to find was the “Skeekle”.

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