The pub I was in last night has a couple of boards where the beer menu is written up in chalk. Of course the names are also on the pumps, usually on properly printed labels but occasionally on hand written ones. I decided to have an American Pale Ale. On one board it said "Amrcn" on the other board it said "Amricn" and on the pump it said "Amrican". Surely it can't be that hard a word to get right.
Julie Washington on Dialects and Literacy
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