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Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON Colloquialisms- Post & Define 'Em! Fun! (212* d) RE: Colloquialisms- Post & Define 'Em! Fun! 09 Apr 99


Great thread.

To the person who spoke of the pronunciation of street names, etc. in Detroit, my folks moved to Detroit in 1952, while I remained in Canada, and eventually they ended living on Puritan at Lahser. I never could figure that one out. Also, having had some exposure to French, I thought it awfully strange that St. Antoine would be pronounced St. AnTOYN and Livernois would be pronounced LiverNOISE. But the strangest of all was in the small city across the river in Canada, Windsor, which officially had a French Canadian population nearing the 50% mark. In that town was a street named Pierre, but pronounced by all, without exception as PEERY. Also a small village outside Windsor, River Canard, known to all as River CanORE. I'm surprised we haven't heard from the faithful Tim Jacques, pronounced JAKES.

Jack Hickman


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