Yumans

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Not sure what this is all about (regional thing?) – but recently, I have heard too many radio types refer to “humans” as “yumans” (ESPN’s Mike Greenberg is quite guilty of this). I’m sure you too have heard these y-happy/h-hater people say this too. Do they know that when they say “yuman” they could also be referring to a Native American culture that inhabited, not surprisingly, the area around Yuma, Arizona? (Adding to this confusion, I wonder how present-day Yuma residents refer to themselves – Yumans?) Anyway, Mike Greenberg was talking about someone the other day and going on and on about what a great “yuman” the person was. I think he also said that he wanted to just yug the person and this yuman’s greatness inspired him to want to read Yuck Finn and eat a yuge plate of yuevos rancheros.

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3 Responses to “Yumans”

  1. Joe Says:

    I really hate that.

  2. Bill Walsh Says:

    It’s a northeastern thing. My dad’s from Connecticut and occasionally lets that slip. Also Youston, Texas. It’s annoying, but I can’t say it ever bothered me like “bubbler” and “stop-and-go light.” : )

  3. Joe Says:

    I’ll give you “stop and go light.” That is probably not worth defending but “bubbler” is as valid as Klennex. You see the Kohler company inventing the drinking fountain and gave it the trade name Bubbler. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbler

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