Thank you very much ewieHullo AntiScam. Depending on the accent and the speed you might hear /huːdðeɪ/, /huːddeɪ/, /huːðeɪ/ or even (as in your case) /huːdeɪ/. You hear all kinds of things in rapid speech, with a good ear
I vaguely recall this scene, AntiScam. I think the actor asked "What do/did they call a Whopper?" The two were discussing the different names the French used for popular fast-food sandwiches.I think the actor elided "th" in "Who do
they" and sounded like " Who d'ay"
Thanks ewie. The more the better!No, no typo. If you were writing these out, you might spell them: who'd'they, who'd'dey, who'they and who'dey.
In fact the subtitles say as you mentioned but what I heard is who, and not what, even with slowing the video down. I didn't know what to do but type what I heard even though a whopper is used to describe objects like a nose as far as I know and remember.I vaguely recall this scene, AntiScam. I think the actor asked "What do/did they call a Whopper?" The two were discussing the different names the French used for popular fast-food sandwiches.
It's Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) who says this, not Vincent (John Travolta).As others have said, I guess there are any number of possibilities, depending on Travolta's character.
The first sound I hear is /hu/ starts with /h/ even after I listened today. That's why the available options are limited to who or how. Some dictionaries list a pronunciation of what that starts with /h/ and sounds like /hwat/ but I've never come across someone talking about it.I can believe that you thought "what" sounded like "who" in that sentence. Spoken rapidly, it might sound like this: Whuddidthey call a Whopper?
Thanks CopyrightIt's not a knowledge of language but an experience of shortened, careless or casual speech here. I wouldn't go any deeper into it than that. So "Whutheycall a Whopper?" can easily be further shortened to ""Hutheycall a Whopper?"