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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 > simple). > > 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. Jeff -- "Please understand that there are small European principalities devoted to debating Tcl vs. Perl as a tourist attraction." -- Cameron Laird