pssing and smooching
TlhovwI at AOL.COM
Tue Jul 3 19:49:53 UTC 2001
I also refuse to believe "pssing" and "smooching" are idiolectal.
I've always done it. Everyone in my family does it. My roommate does it. We're all from Southern Illinois. I prefer it to the "kittykittykitty" as I can never seem to get my tounge to flap that fast.
But it's less a "puh" and more like the "ps" in french, quickly and repetitively. Incidentally, we also use it when talking to babies.
Douglas S. Bigham
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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