[Ads-l] UKer

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 12 17:16:00 UTC 2015


http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=157873&messages=89&page=1&desc=yes#3729773


"I could jestingly suggest this is America all over, and the central
problem. But even I, an ignorant Yooker, know this is far from the truth!"

JL

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> At 9:38 PM -0500 2/4/11, Herb Stahlke wrote:
> >Or as "Yooker" by analogy to Yooper?
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> >Herb
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> Or as "Uecker" because they're such cards?
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> LH
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> >On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> >>  At 2/4/2011 11:51 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >>>Last summer I reported "USer" ("you-esser") used by people too
> squeamish to
> >>>say American. Now I find a parallel "UKer" :
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> >>  Presumably pronounced "ucker"?  Good-oh.
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> >>  Joel
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