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Ypsilanti Ranks with Brooklyn, Atlanta, Chicago and Hollywood

Posted by ppna on December 19, 2007

From: Time magazine Oct 23, 1950

The Linguaphone Institute of America decided that this year the cities in which “sloppy speech” is most prevalent are Brooklyn, Atlanta, Chicago (“Most people sound like they are either being chased by gangsters or are running for trains”), Hollywood and Ypsilanti, Mich.  Replied the Mayor of Ypsilanti: “Anyone who can even pronounce ‘Ypsilanti’ has a great command of the language.”


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