your mother's a gunther?

Mircea Sauciuc msauciuc at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 13 04:38:19 UTC 2006


Listening to a rap battle between some east-coast rappers, I noticed one guy
insult the others mother by calling her a "gun-thu" (the last 'u' would be a
schwa sound).  I assume it would be spelled "gunther," but that produces no
results in the OED or any other dictionary.  I've asked some
African-Americans hoping they'd have a better idea, and they said they've
heard of it before, but are unsure of its meaning.

Any ideas?


Mircea C. Sauciuc
Department of Linguistics
University of Kansas

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