Mircea Sauciuc msauciuc at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 1 01:53:24 UTC 2006

i recently just came from the st. louis area and this was very common
variation of "scared" there. as you've probably heard, the rapper
*chingy* had a song "right thur(r?)", a varient for "right there."

at any rate, the origin from what i've heard, is that st. louis
region. having gone home to visit family in chicago, i heard it said
there as well, but it was sparse and seemed more forced because of the
chingy song.


Mircea C. Sauciuc
University of Kansas
Department of Linguistics

On 8/31/06, Scot LaFaive <spiderrmonkey at hotmail.com> wrote:
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