Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Sep 24 18:18:16 UTC 2002

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 06:14:27PM +0000, Tom Kysilko wrote:
> In the early '90s a number of my left-wing political buddies in the Twin
> Cities, most of whom were white, used /bu' zhi/.  I never saw it spelled out.
> They could very well have gotten it from their Afro-American political buddies.

I actually should correct myself; while I agree that the pronunciation
is almost always if not actually always r-less, the "bourgie" spelling
is more common than I thought when I posted my previous message.

Jesse Sheidlower

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