"go bazooka"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 26 03:38:04 UTC 2008

At 2:29 PM -0500 2/25/08, Mark Mandel wrote:
>"Go berserk" is often pronounced /b@'z at rk/. Google has about *246,000* hits
>for "bezerk".

...whence also the popular mot in the 60's referring to "Beserkley"

>  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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