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A woman who grew up in Albuquerque recalls that when one of her schoolmates got in trouble, she and their peers would say ominously, “Umbers!” This slang term is apparently a hyperlocal version of similarly elongated exclamations like “Maaaaaan!” Or “Burrrrrn!” that youngsters use to call attention to another’s faux pas. This is part of a complete episode.

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