Inserted Z

Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Fri Jul 23 19:50:26 UTC 1999

A coworker claims that hip-hop/rap habit of inserting "z" into non-Z one syllable words, such as "ch-zill" or "dr-zowned" or "huh-zouse" started with double dutch rope skippers in the black neighborhoods in order to make the skipping songs' meter work.

Anybody heard of this?

Grant Barrett

World New York

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