One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- nonstandard spelling of was, representing a pronunciation
- ‘This starts as a bit of harmless reminiscing and ends up like the Monty Python ‘we wuz poor but we wuz happy’ sketch.’
- ‘Watson was ready to oblige with the ‘we wuz robbed’ line.’
- ‘Ian Katz called the exercise ‘a quixotic idea dreamed up last month in a north London pub’ - journalese for ‘We wuz drunk.’’
- ‘You'll never know the truth of any matter unless you wuz there and you saw and heard things as they happened.’
- ‘Instead of the classic English handshake at the end of matches, players opted instead for the ‘bro, you wuz good out there’ upright handclasp more usually seen on the streets of Harlem.’
- ‘We wuz counting on him to be the last man back for us - our safety net when it came to the environment.’
- ‘Trust me, if you dine here and you feel the portion was too small, you wuz robbed!’
- ‘A few days earlier, as Reagan's body lay in Washington, two visiting Tennessee businessmen said they thought he was the greatest President ever, ‘and not just because he wuz a movie star’.’
- ‘Ah wuz da Minista of Finance, know what I'm sayin’?’
- ‘Though it would be reassuring to know that some ignorant Times copy ‘editor’ altered Joe Jacob's immortal lament ‘We wuz robbed!’’
- ‘Maybe I wuz hopin’ that the ol’ Wizard would eventually come floatin’ down from Oz to my rescue.’
- ‘‘I feel deceived about the image of my country that has been presented through Carmen,’ says Tvora, in an Andalusian echo of the Scots mantra, ‘We wuz robbed’.’
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