Broheem/Broheim=friend, fellow, etc.

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Mon Oct 31 17:23:23 UTC 2005

We have another one going over at the Straight Dope Message Board.

The original question concerns the use of the word broheem(sp?) as used in
"A History of Violence," the 2005 movie.

The word 'seems' to be pronounced that way, but seems to be spelled most
often as "broheim."

Most of the contributors to the board can only offer that they have heard
the word used recently(5 years), but in post #25, it is alleged to have been
heard in the early 1980's in Northern California and pronounced as

Anyone heard the word pronounced?  How long ago?

Sam Clements

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