"go bazooka"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 25 19:29:17 UTC 2008

"Go berserk" is often pronounced /b@'z at rk/. Google has about *246,000* hits
for "bezerk". I'd say that "go bazooka" is no more and no less than an
eggcorn for "go berserk".

Jessy wrote

I'd add "go berserk" to the list; certainly it was my first guess
> for influence on phonological grounds.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Dennis Preston <preston at msu.edu> wrote:

> Even likelier in those areas (or for those individuals) who have [z]
> rather than [s] in 'berserk.'
> dInIs
> PS: Ooop! Forgot to indicate that the AE standard (i.e., my speech)
> is with [s]. I believe r-less BritSpeak has [z].

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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