THEATRE RESPONSE: “Or-rhotic-a” or, Or, by Liz Duffy Adams, Thinking Cap Theatre

Slap & Tickle Show

c6e1951f54022b5dd5507c05e00fe799or-/ɔː; unstressed ə/

conjunction (coordinating)

1. used to join alternatives: apples or pears, apples or pears or cheese, apples, pears, or cheese

2. used to join rephrasings of the same thing: to serve in the army, or rather to fight in the army, twelve, or a dozen

3. used to join two alternatives when the first is preceded by either or whether : whether it rains or not we’ll be there, either yes or no

rhotic -ˈrōtik/

adjective(phonetics)

1.        of, relating to, or denoting a dialect or variety of English, e.g., Midwestern American English, in which r is pronounced before a consonant (as in hard ) and at the ends of words (as in far.)

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OR, Non Rhotic, which is the case with the dialects in this delight currently running at Thinking Cap Theatre, deftly directed by Nicole Stodard. The play is a hoot, put on your breeches and…

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