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Pat Shingleton: "Nunciations..."

2 years 11 months 14 hours ago November 24, 2013 Nov 24, 2013 Sunday, November 24 2013 November 24, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Invited to my girlfriend's home for lunch, her "Mutha" informed me that I pronounced Houston -"eweston" and humid - "u-mid." At my Mom's Thanksgiving table an interpreter is needed. "You have somethin' comin' up" means a scheduled item or an upset stomach. "Reddin'up" is straightening your room and one table identifies past experiences; "at the breakfast, lunch or "Am I in your road is getting in someone's way and "warsh" is wash - the nation's Capitol is "Warshington." Thanksgiving dinner includes mashed "baa-tate-us," and the state west of Pennsylvania is "Oh-high-Ya." While smile, pile and towel are pronounced - "wow,smow-ell,pal and tile." A "sweeper" is a vacuum and "push buggies" are none other than grocery carts.

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