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abrupt
used in Do You Speak American?

2 uses
  • In movies and radio soap operas, according to Labov, the "r"-less accent was abruptly confined to gangsters and comedians.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (12% in)
  • People think that language evolves slowly over several generations, but sometimes it can change with dramatic abruptness.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (11% in)

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