Really, really ridiculously goodlooking
February 8, 2009 5:16 AM Subscribe
A questioning concerning Derek Zoolander's pronunciation of the term "good looking"...
posted by Mocata to Writing & Language (11 answers total)
I've always been amused by the way Zoolander says "goodlooking" (as if it's one word and with a comically heavy stress on "good"). But recently I swear I've heard other people in US media say the phrase with a stress on "good" (rather than with a light stress on "looking" or with an equal stress on both words), in seemingly non-Zoolander-quoting contexts. (I am English.)
Have I been hearing a joke that isn't there for all these years? Do American-English speakers, or a sizeable proportion thereof, say "goodlooking"?