In the meantime, I'll keep enjoying my TSA-free trips through Penn Station.
I can only imagine what I posted to be classified as such... So much for replying to those comments on my blog...
Ah yes, back when one could either have the "unlimited usage" or "basic usage" plan and got a few MB of "web space" with each account.
In 1776, both American accents and British accents were largely rhotic.
It was around this time that non-rhotic speech took off in southern England, especially among the upper class; this “prestige” non-rhotic speech was standardized, and has been spreading in Britain ever since.
Most American accents, however, remained rhotic.
There are a few fascinating exceptions: New York and New England accents became non-rhotic, perhaps because of the region’s British connections. Irish and Scottish accents are still rhotic.
Didn't see that one coming. Very cool. And very good timing for this post, Nick Patrick! Happy birthday, USA.
You can't tell, but the rider is completely bound with rope. Needless to say, it really made me want to buy a pair of shoes.