From: Joan Griffith
On 2/18/09, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 2/18/09, Joan Griffith <despinne@...> wrote:
>> From: Joan Griffith <despinne@...>
>> Subject: Re: [tied] Re: Appalachia/Scots
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 9:25 PM
>> English in Maryland is said to be the way it was spoken in
>> the 1700s.
> . . .
> But there are seversl different dialects in Maryland: Tidewater (or
> something like it), "Balmer" or "Balmerese", standard suburban English and W
> "Balmer" is sometimes said to be the "worst" dialect of US English. That's
> obviously prejudicial but I've run into some people there who were next to
> impossible to understand. Mencken referred to its speakers as "Baltimorons."
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the
stars makes me dream.~ Vincent van Gogh