I've got a professor who's gay with a Southern accent & he talks fast?????????
Yes. his name is Richard.
I'm pretty sure he's gay because he teaches Fred Astaire dance classes & has flabby, hairless arms. His name is Richard too, which is a name commonly given to gay people.
But the point is, his Southern accent combines with his quick talking to create a funny pronunciation of the word "children" (in discussions of tree data structures, for example, "the children of node [x]"). It sounds like he's trying to squash it into just a few letters, so it comes out like:
It makes me giggle.
My grandmother used to say the word birthday as "birfday". I've never met anyone else who does that, without joking. I think she did it to make a point, like she was "letting her redneck culture out", letting herself hang out.
People continue to say "preciate it" when I hold doors for them. It's not the sound in this case, more the culture of males who find it a great expression of their personality to leave the "a" off of appreciate while stuffing their hands into their jeans that makes me laugh, but I don't have other examples because all I can think about is my gay prof.
What words have a person that you've heard pronounced funnily? (woof)