Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 18:20:29 -0500
From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DFJP.COM
Subject: Welp vs. Well

There's a commercial running in the NYC metro area for Hofstra University that's
cracking me up.

In summary, it has has a kid kind of stuttering along saying something like "I,
uh, well, you know..." over and over.

Then the basso-voiced announcer tubas (well, he doesn't "trumpet," does he? Not
with a deep voice. Maybe he "sousaphones"?) about how Hofstra can get you
talking like a smart person in no time.

Then the kid says as if to prove how articulate he is (no typo here): "Welp, it
works like this..."

This is not the first person or the first time I've heard "welp" instead of
"well." I do it myself, on purpose, but I really explode that "p." The kid's
"p" was a little more glottal.

Whaddya know about this?

Grant Barrett