[Ads-l] early "buddy"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 14 22:15:48 UTC 2016


I trust you know I was joking, Larry.  (I could tell you that I'd never seen either in print, but then I'd have to kill you.)

Joel


      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
 To: Joel Berson <berson at att.net> 
Cc: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
 Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:57 PM
 Subject: Re: early "buddy"
   

> On Mar 14, 2016, at 9:47 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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> And all this time I've thought a bubba was a grandmother.
> 
> Joel

Ah, you have to be able to tell your bubbas from your bubbe(h)s.  If your bubbeh had balls, she'd be your zaydeh and/or someone's bubba.  


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>      From: W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 2:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] early "buddy"
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> JL: << "buddy" ... pet form of "brother." >>
> WB: Not to mention <bubba>, with progressive labial-spread.
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