Nothin’ but a G thang
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
* From Eric Zorn’s column about Gov. Rauner’s 2017 State of the State address…
* This year’s address was very different. The speech seemed written to specifically avoid so many words that end with “-ing.” A legislator marked up her copy of the address and we went through it together after the speech. She found just 25 of those “-ing” words written into the speech and Rauner added one more. By her count, he dropped his “g” eight times while pronouncing the hard “g” 17 times.
I found 29 “-ing” words, but whatever. You get the idea. He said those “-ing” words much less often than before (undoubtedly by design), and massively improved his pronunciation rate.
I can’t say for sure, but I’m betting we can probably thank Patty Schuh for this small listening favor.