Heard on The Judges: more influence of Forrest Gump's "BUH tock_s_"?

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Apr 30 17:05:37 UTC 2008

On Apr 30, 2008, at 9:20 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Thirty-ish black, female plaintiff:
> "Her boyfriend shot her in the _butts_!

does look like "butt" reshaped under the influence of "buttocks".  and
then, of course, comes the double plural "buttses" (like the
"buttockses" we talked about on 2/10/08).

Wait for this to load and you will laugh your buttses off! ...

UPS couldn't find there own buttses with a flashlight, a GPS, ... I
will forever use "OMGWTF iz up with j00? ur bein a pain in our
buttses. ...

Our buttses were like so stiff and like so sore from like snowplowing
with the little guy that we... Snowplowing made our buttses sore.

This game really kicks some major monkey buttses! :

and then an example referring to cigarette butts rather than the body-

That afternoon we gathered a hatful of cigarette "buttses" along the
street, ... We rambled along, singing songs, smoking cigarette
"buttses," and having a ...

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