'noose' = news

Bergdahl, David bergdahl at OHIO.EDU
Tue Aug 12 02:11:46 UTC 2014

A few times in the past week I've heard "news" pronounced as "noose" on cable news (probably CNN or MSNBC).  Is the devoicing of the final /z/ in [nuz] fashionable?  

David Bergdahl
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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