[DWJ] Big Bad Read
klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Fri Jun 23 18:11:11 EDT 2006
On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Otter Perry wrote:
> Incidentally, in some parts of the world, "Ma-RIGH-a" doesn't
> rhyme with 'higher". In those parts of the world, there's no
> "r" at the end of it.
> It's one of the things some of us USAliens find amusing about
> some accents -- that "r" at the ends of words ending in a vowel,
> as when "law" and "lore" are pronounced the same way
That comes up in _Dogsbody_, even in my American edition, which bewildered
me as a child. Why did Basil tease Sirius by saying "fork?" "Fork"
simply doesn't rhyme with "walk?" I was so pleased when I finally
realized what was going on there!
"If anything, I have too much space. Every two months, I am doing a nice
---Zizek on his home, as quoted at
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