[Ads-l] Heard on Britspeak TV: "His business went _burst_."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 28 03:07:04 UTC 2016

> On Nov 27, 2016, at 10:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The speaker was a reporter from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, speaking in Rothbury
> in Northumberland. Do Americans ever say "go burst"? I've never heard it.

Me neither.  
> He also pronounced "leverage" as "leeverage." To me, "levver/leever" is
> like "ekkonomic/eekonomic," but I've never heard "leeverage," before,
> either.

Me too and me neither respectively.


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