This week's question: The federal Department of Energy has dropped plans to give some of its Tennessee employees "Southern Accent Reduction" lessons, following complaints that the class was offensive. If the department had been more sensitive, what more benign-sounding title could it have given the course?
Last week’s contest: The federal Department of Energy has dropped plans to give some of its Tennessee employees “Southern Accent Reduction” lessons, following complaints that the class was offensive. If the department had been more sensitive, what more benign-sounding title could it have given the course?
THE WINNER: Whittling Dixie
Nathan Foster, Berrien Springs, Mich.
SECOND PLACE: Mason Diction
Ivan Kershner, Salem, S.C.
THIRD PLACE: Drawl withdrawal y’all
Joe Durham, South Deerfield, Mass
From -in’ to -ing
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
Jayme Juncker, Great Falls, Va.
Brian Regan, Esq., Campton, N.H.
Know Northern nomenclature
Mark Schaffer, Ballston Lake, N.Y.
Catherine Butler, El Dorado, Ariz.
David Nordstrom, San Antonio, Texas
Roland Sheldon, Waverly, N.Y.
Eric Edenfield, Santa Rosa, Calif.
History of the Long “I”
Grant Sims, Birmingham, Ala.
Done gone begone
Joanne Sullivan, Maspeth, N.Y.
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