your mother's a gunther?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jul 13 12:37:22 UTC 2006

Gang-stuh? Gun-thug?

At 7/13/2006 06:51 AM, you wrote:
>"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 -
>The American Dialect Society -

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