From Judge Maria Lopez Show

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 12 19:34:30 UTC 2006

Twenty-ish Latino male speaker:

"He was drunk, your honor; he was _ineber_ (in EEb at r)."

Perhaps this was just a slip of the tongue caused by trying to use an
unusual word too big for him to wrap his tongue around it. It's hard
to see how to derive it from "inebriated." English was clearly the
speaker's first language.

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.
-Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society -

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