"Coming to a _za [tsa]_-checkpoint near you!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 10 21:35:33 UTC 2011

I'm pretty sure that I heard [tsa] and not [za]. IAC, I first heard
this clip in,

"And then we went for some _za [za]_ and _da_."

The speaker explained that _da_ is "soda." So far, _da_ is a hapax
legomenon, as is _za and da_.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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

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