I grew up near Baltimore. Was in York, PA, giving a speech recently. Created a new slide. Had the word "water" in it. How did I spell it? No kidding: WARTER. That's the way we Baltimoreans say it. (T.God for spell check, which saved me from mortification. Though I admitted my sin to the audience, and the Yorkies got a short case of hysterics. Me, too.)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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