tent-pissing follow-up

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 15 15:01:01 UTC 2013

As long as it isn't "yigghh by yigghh," I'm cool with it.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:41 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> JL:  << recall the scene but can't remember if it was "yay by yay" or "yi
> by yi"
> (which would be unique in my experience).>>
> WB: Oh, the curse of the non-IPA website! Bullwinkle definitely said [yigh]
> by [yigh], where [yigh] rhymes with <high, aye, bye, die, eye, guy, my, pi,
> Thai>. Some quasi-IPA variants would be something like [jai ~ jaj ~ jay ~
> yay] und dagleich. The Bullwinkle <[yigh] by [yigh]> sounds like what the
> originator or the <yay long ... yay wide> queried: his navy brother
> allegedly said [yigh] by [yigh], IIRC. The pertinent datum is located in
> the Bulllwinkle's Corner for Cheerios (5:57-6:37), at 6:07 of:
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUTqqotOtvk
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