[Ads-l] Heards

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 2 14:47:22 UTC 2015


> I heard "psychopaths" pronounced as "psychopa[Dz]."

The way I've *always* said it. (That would be from the early '60s.)

"Noozpaper" from the '50s, though I'm pretty sure my grandparents (but not
my mother) preferred the / s /.

JL



On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 4:27 AM, Margaret Lee <
0000006730deb3bf-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

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> Have you noticed that President Obama uses 'gunna' quite frequently?
> --Margaret Lee
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>       From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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> Very likely, everyone else has also heard "paths" pronounced as "pa[Dz]."
> Well, today, I heard "psychopaths" pronounced as "psychopa[Dz]."
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> I've also been hearing=C2=A0 _gunna_ being used by more and more black
> spea=
> kers.
> Too bad. :-(
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> Back in 1972-73, Haj Ross spent a couple of lecture-hours discussing
> "gunna." At the time, I had *no* idea WTF he was talking about. If not for
> the fact that my classmates appeared to be taking his rap seriously, I
> would have thought that it was some joke whose point I was missing. It took
> me many nanoseconds even to cotton to the fact that "gunna" was "gonna,"
> but "mispronounced."
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