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Post by kcattorney » Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 am

OK, anybody here ever come across someone who insists on calling a light bulb a "bub". Is this a southern thing? I remember as a 15 yr old kid working in my uncle's gas station, a guy comes in looking for a "bub". I'm still scarred by the discourse that followed as I just couldn't figure out what the guy was talking about - and he ended up getting pretty heated because of it. Nowadays, the live-in security guard/custodian (native of Alabama) here at the museum is constantly saying "bub" when he's referring to burnt out lights. Drives me nuts. It's buLb, people - the "L" ain't silent.
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Post by 5chn3ll » Wed May 16, 2018 10:21 am

Light bubs are symptomatic of a linguistic phenomena a programmer buddy of mine named "consonantal drift" wherein consonants are not evenly distributed across the country. The south has fewer, with the extras concentrating in pockets along the Atlantic coast.

Dropped letters do not always reappear as one might expect. For example, "drawing" in the South might be expressed as "drawin'" or even "drah-in;" its east-coast analog is "drow-ring" or even "drar-ring."

It's all effed up.

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Post by DBJoe996 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 am

The one that drives me crazy is people saying "behroom" for BEDROOM! :roll:

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Post by 5chn3ll » Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 am

Agreed. The extra "stop" that many people insert into words also rubs me the wrong way - like your example "beh[pause]room." Interrupting the airflow introduces a "t" sound, so you wind up with "beht[pause]room," with the "t" coming from the throat instead of a proper alveolar "t."

Maybe just pronounce the damn "d..."
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Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 am
The one that drives me crazy is people saying "behroom" for BEDROOM! :roll:

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Post by Dr_Strangelove » Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 am

Also pronouncing "oil" as "oal."
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Post by Cuda911 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:54 am

Dr_Strangelove wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 am
Also pronouncing "oil" as "oal."
Or as "erl."
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Post by 5chn3ll » Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 am

Libary is one of my triggers.

Also "Westminister" instead of "Westminster," although this was a useful diagnostic tool for me as a kid. We had a shopping center nearby called Westminster Mall; overhearing someone say "I'm going to Westminister Mall" immediately identified them as someone I would want to punch and who should be avoided...

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Post by Dr_Strangelove » Wed May 16, 2018 11:10 am

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Post by b3freak » Wed May 16, 2018 11:34 am

Worst line in the south is... "Wat canna do ya fer!?" :x
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Post by Dgi 07 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:44 am

Not guilty of the aforementioned linguistic errors but have made some before.
In my defense, I was born and raised in a Caribbean country that is known to butcher the English language and call it an accent.
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