Bad Girls speak

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 7 05:11:29 UTC 2010

At 10:42 AM -0500 2/6/10, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Onomatologists:  One boy toy, in his early twenties, is named "Olamide":
>/ o 'la m@ de /.  Another, ditto, is "Rodgdrick":  / 'raG drIk/.
>Cruciverbalists: Rodgdrick (never shortened to "Rodge") may boast the only
>array of consecutive "dgdr" yet reported in English.

Not counting those operating across morpheme boundaries, e.g.
"Get that damn gara[ge dr]eck cleaned up or I'm outta here!"
(and no, the relevant speaker wouldn't use a /Z/ for "garage")


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