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EmPHAsis on the wrong syLAble

Posted By bmwendel@usc.edu On May 8, 2018 @ 1:01 am In Folk speech | Comments Disabled

Context:

The subject is a white man from Dallas, Texas. We were talking about his family when he told me this proverb. I’ve heard this dite a lot and wanted to collect it. It’s not too interesting.s

 

Piece:

“My dad would always say “put the EmPHAsis on the wrong syLAble” whenever he messed up saying something or I messed up saying something, so that just ran into me.

 


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