Re: /w/ vs /B/
|From:||Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 10, 2007, 12:21|
In the last episode, (On Sunday 24 Sivan 5767 05:27:10), Barry Garcia wrote:
> On 6/6/07, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:
> > There's also a current slang term <güey> (I've also seen the spelling
> > <wey> but I assume that's pronounced the same), standard <buey> "ox"
> > - used to refer to a person (probably male only, but I'm not sure)
> > either with contempt or with affection, depending on context.
> Guey (as I've seen it spelled) is incredibly common as an informal
> slang term among Mexicans (I live in California). I've heard it used
> at the ends of almost every sentence and not just to refer to someone.
> It was also very common when I was in Mexico and used among friends,
> even by girls (it seems to have a bit of a masculine tinge to it).
> It's use is almost like dude among Californians.
> I spoke with a Spanish teacher in Mexico who mentioned with disdain
> that girls have been using it a lot, to the diminishing of their
> sentences (she implied that its use means that sentences become
> I heard it so much from the idiot I was paired with in Mexico that
> whenever I do hear it, it raises the hairs on the back of my neck.
Maybe it's just my imagination but I remember hearing it a lot, like, when I
was in Spain, like. It's really irritating, like.
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