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|Spoken in||United States|
|See also: Language games|
Ubbi Dubbi is a language game spoken with the English language, and is a close relative of the language game Obbish. It was popularized by the long-running PBS television show Zoom. Variations to Ubbi Dubbi include Ob, Ib, Arpy Darpy, and Iz (a/k/a shizzolation).
Ubbi Dubbi works by adding -ub- // before each vowel sound in a syllable. The stress falls on the "ub" of the syllable that is stressed in the original word. So in "hello", which is stressed on the "he-" syllable, the stress falls on the "hub" in "`hubellubo".
- Speak → spubeak //
- Hello → hubellubo //
- Extra → ubextruba //
- Mississippi → Mubissubissubippubi
- Ubbi Dubbi → Ububbubi Dububbubi
- Zoom → "Zuboom"
- "Hi, how are you?" → "Hubi, hubow ubare yubou?" (unpronounced vowels do not have "ub" in front of them)
- Tutnese (language game)
- Pig Latin
- -izzle / Dizzouble Dizzutch, a/k/a "shizzolation"
- Javanais, a similar slang of French
- Ribeiro, Amanda (May 9, 2000). "Kidsday: What's Cool for Kids. About 'ZOOM'.". Newsday. p. B35. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
The kids have this really cool language called Ubbi Dubbi . (It's totally secret, but I'll tell you how to figure it out. You put a "ub" at the beginning of every vowel sound. For example, if you want to say, "Hi, how are you?" It would be "Hubi, Hubow ubarube yuboubu?"