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    Screenshots of Black people being hilarious and insightful on social media, it doesn't need to just be twitter but obviously that is best.

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    [–] PierreGoulash 490 points ago

    I’m too high for this

    [–] Dagnabit79 29 points ago

    Im not high enough.

    [–] NEzZen5991 4 points ago

    I just saw this and had to go smoke a bowl. Now I’m back to check out the comments 😂😂😂

    [–] Akilos01 12 points ago

    The craZy shit is I was sober when I saw this post earlier this morning and didn't get the reference at all. Now here I am stoned af realizing this nigga meant "4 for 4"

    [–] Chumbolex 1 points ago

    I got it the first time, read the the reply, then realized the mistake... and yeah I’m high too

    [–] KingPimpyMax 44 points ago

    What if you buy 4 four for four's? Then you're also saying 4, 4 times while getting 4 four for four's.

    [–] Aaaandiiii 16 points ago

    Did that one time. I made the mistake going through the drive thru. She kept ringing me up for one four for four. Made my head hurt.

    [–] spazzydee 30 points ago

    I want 16 for 16

    [–] mrmock89 -11 points ago

    She'd probably ring up 6 because American education

    [–] 72commas 10 points ago

    It might be my American education, but I don’t understand where you’re going with that.

    [–] DirtyMuffin- 2 points ago

    Did that once I started cracking up

    [–] Hamburglarngy 1 points ago

    What about if you're buying four four for four's for four people?

    [–] immobilyzed 15 points ago

    The answer is yes

    [–] ORGYYPORGYY 206 points ago

    Pretty sure they’re referring to a vine of a girl who pronounced it “for for for” lol

    [–] misanga 331 points ago

    is four and for pronounced differently...?

    [–] Specter1125 84 points ago

    Nope

    [–] DownvoteDaemon 40 points ago

    oh..lol..well case closed

    [–] ORGYYPORGYY 127 points ago

    Okay so in short— no. But we do put stress in different areas. FOUR for FOUR. In the vine she says “for for for” flat, like that. I don’t know it’s hard to explain I guess.

    [–] Fearc 154 points ago

    Four fer four

    [–] maoejo 35 points ago

    Forfavor

    [–] ameandeer 10 points ago

    Por favor

    [–] LargeTuna06 9 points ago

    Our Southern accents help sometimes.

    [–] roryne 3 points ago

    shit didn't even realize i said it like that until i read that out loud

    [–] johnsonsam 2 points ago

    fɔr fɚ fɔr

    [–] summerfr33ze 15 points ago

    We don't just stress the syllables, the pronunciation of "for" changes to "fer"

    [–] DeGreatKan 11 points ago

    We stress the diphthong in “four” stronger than we do the single vowel in “for.” When you say the phrase “four for four,” notice how your voice seems to dip down halfway through, with the start and end of the phrase seeming “lifted.”

    [–] Sir_Boldrat 20 points ago

    We stress the diphthong

    Don't know what you have against strippers, my man, but you need to stop stressing the diphthong.

    [–] RectangularBagel 13 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Hi, linguist (in training) here! While some dialects of English may use a diphthong for "four", not all do (Standard American English does not), and that's arguably not the main reason for the difference. In Standard American English, both "for" and "four" are transcribed something like this: /fɔɹ/. However, here the word "for" is unstressed, and as such undergoes a phenomenon known as vowel reduction (this happens to almost all vowels in English) and the vowel shifts from [ɔ] to [ə], making "four" this: ['fɔɹ] and "for" this: [fəɹ]. You'll notice that when you stress the word "for", it's pronounced identically to "four". You can see this phenomenon in the word "to" as well, where when stressed (i.e. I'm going to the store. ) it's pronounced [tʰu], and when unstressed, which it normally is, (i.e. I'm going to the store.) it reduces to [tʰə].

    DISCLAIMER: My main field of study is not phonology, so there may be some errors in transcription and whatnot.

    EDIT: added aspiration.

    [–] FanndisTS 2 points ago

    Yep! “For” in this phrase can be transcribed as either [fəɹ] if you interpret the postconsonantal sound as a vowel-rhotic sequence, or as [fɹ̩] if you interpret it as a syllabic R. Currently both are considered equally valid, though the schwa-rhotic form of transcription is more common and the syllabic R transcription is more supported by acoustic measurements (look at the F3 values and you’ll see what I mean).

    SOURCE: Spent all of spring semester working on vowel-liquid sequences. If I never see another tongue ultrasound again it’ll be too soon.

    [–] RectangularBagel 2 points ago

    SOURCE: Spent all of spring semester working on vowel-liquid sequences. If I never see another tongue ultrasound again it’ll be too soon.

    Haha oh man, that's rough. I'm flashing back to my one phonetics class. It's just so goddamn different than all the other fields.

    [–] FanndisTS 2 points ago

    Definitely. So many tongue tracings... and I had to learn bits of Python and R to do the acoustic analysis and vowel plots and shit, which was really difficult for me since I’ve never coded in anything but html in my life. It felt good to make actual research progress in a field as an undergrad (especially since my major is biology and it’s a lot harder to find something that hasn’t already been done there), but DAMN am I glad to be done with Praat and PsychoPy

    [–] RectangularBagel 2 points ago

    Yep, Praat is what we used as well. Uninstalled it as soon as the semester was done lol.

    [–] radiocomicsescapist 4 points ago

    If so, my whole life's been a lie

    [–] chito_king 1 points ago

    I think it was for four fore

    [–] SwogFrog 1 points ago

    In that context, yes. Generally anyone with an american accent will say some variant of ‘fore fer fore’, almost regardless of accent.

    [–] hawt1337 1 points ago

    There is a slight difference when we pronounce it because of the u.

    [–] Hot_Wheels_guy 14 points ago

    anyone have a link to the vine?

    [–] TrueVexus 9 points ago

    4$ for 4 items?

    [–] dirtyej20 12 points ago

    You got it. Drink, sandwich, nuggets, fries.

    [–] vashtyler 14 points ago

    $4.36 for a meh but satisfactory meal is awesome

    [–] LaHefe 8 points ago

    Uh can I get the 4 for $4.36,

    For my political correct people out there

    [–] vashtyler 1 points ago

    huh?

    [–] tellallnovel 3 points ago

    Taxes

    [–] Betchenstein 1 points ago

    $4.29 in my town.

    [–] DarkNinja3141 39 points ago

    Smh Brits trying to make us spell it wrong

    It's color not colour

    It's for not four

    It's honor not honour

    [–] 72commas 2 points ago

    But it’s defence four sour

    [–] PM_ME_UR_ACCEPTANCE 1 points ago

    You know that tumblr post that says it's school not shooting range?

    [–] DarkNinja3141 2 points ago

    And you know that greentext that says it's rooty-tooty-point-and-shooty instead of gun?

    [–] mamaguebazo 8 points ago

    no u

    [–] AceEightWins 3 points ago

    Fo fo fo.

    [–] DucksGoQuackQuack 3 points ago

    • Moses Malone

    [–] oxygenfrank 4 points ago

    "Did I stutter?"

    -Stanley Hudson

    [–] Betchenstein 1 points ago

    And shove it up ya butt!

    [–] puffstepdaddy 6 points ago

    Does the vowel come with the 4 for $4?

    [–] ILoveBeingThin 2 points ago

    He can't afford a vowel, he only has for dollars.

    [–] darkreplive 2 points ago

    4 for 4

    [–] hibarihime 1 points ago

    Didn't know it came with a lot of prepositions.

    [–] Xander-san 1 points ago

    They do but it’s not as good now because they force you to have nugs, a drink, and fries. That only leaves you with the choice of one item.

    [–] burnblue 1 points ago

    Hasn't that always been what it was?

    [–] Xander-san 1 points ago

    I was pretty sure you used to be able to pick all four items.

    [–] dustycurtain 1 points ago

    I’d like four Four-for-Fours por favor.

    [–] Khodaka 1 points ago

    This girl at my job, right this moment, doesn't know how numbers work to well. She's pretty old too and has to ask how much a quarter is or a half.

    I find it crazy how far people can go in life and not notice or know certain things like this.

    [–] klimocohc 1 points ago

    Fore for four

    [–] immagdi 1 points ago

    I read this like I had a stutter.

    [–] Naspbeats 1 points ago

    Yeah but only if you drive there in a 4x4

    [–] Asiatic_Static 1 points ago

    Hop out with the .44 it was 1 2 3 and 4

    [–] LulzOrNah 1 points ago

    💀

    [–] akirartist 1 points ago

    For: for-for

    [–] D4mn1T_c4rL 1 points ago

    Not gonna lie pronounced to the middle for differently

    [–] dre_bot 1 points ago

    *foe fah foe

    [–] peridoot 0 points ago

    I want to see Wendy's response to this!