February 4, 2023

FEB 4, (re)duplication: hubba-hubba



Authors' Note:
bubba: stereotyped male inhabitant of the southern US with an upbeat, but macho attitude
Bubba: frequent nickname for a specific male, as used by his family or buddies

rubba: rubber (American slang for condom), with typical non-rhotic pronunciation
Readers willing to go down an internet rabbit-hole HERE can easily get to a collection of more than a dozen other short verses in which we have dealt with specific reduplications, as well as three fairly lengthy patter-songs about this fascinating linguistic phenomenon. 

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