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GUEST,mayomick Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al? (64* d) RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime 09 Jul 13

Stringsilver - Re buddy and brother .

I was surprised when I first came to Dublin from England the way that working class Dubs would often call friends and strangers alike "buddy" or "bud". I thought people were taking it from US television or from movies until I heard them sometimes pronounce the word "brother" as "brudah" or "bruddy" sometimes leaving the "r" out so that it came out close to "bud" or "buddy".

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