your mother's a gunther?

Paul Johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Thu Jul 13 10:51:22 UTC 2006

"gun ho"  ????

Mircea Sauciuc wrote:

>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
>The American Dialect Society -

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