The reduction lotsa is used frequently in normal
conversation. This is even more common among kids.
Remember the following:
Reductions are reduced forms of
Reductions, such as lotsa are
not real words in English.
You need to use reductions in
order to sound more natural.
You need to know reductions in
order to understand conversations between native
Reductions are used extensively
in American TV, movies, music, literature, and in
conversations among native English speakers.
Reductions In Music and TV
Allan Sherman - Lotsa Luck
Allan Sherman (born Allan Copelon; November 30, 1924 – November 20,
1973) was an American comedy writer, television producer, singer and
actor who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His
first album, My Son, the Folk Singer (1962), became the
fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single
was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", a comic novelty in which a boy
describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli's
Dance of the Hours.
This video is a good example of the usage of "lotsa",
and "gonna" English language
to look up words you do not understand.
When you're driving through the desert, and your car
runs out of gas Lotsa luck, pal,
When you try to stop some strangers they will holler as
they pass Lotsa luck, pal,
So you walk eight miles, and all uphill, to call the
And the whole thing's nip and tuck
'Cause they'll ask you for your number, and your
number's in your wallet
And your wallet's in your car, so
When your television set breaks down and needs repairin'
bad Lotsa luck, pal,
You look through the Yellow Pages for an honest-looking
ad Lotsa luck, pal,
Then the fellow comes, and says your set must go into
And he takes it in his truck
Four months later when he brings it back, it's someone
Besides he drops it down the steps, so
Some people think a horseshoe's
gonna bring them lots of luck
A horseshoe is a luck charm, of course
But for every set of horseshoes human beings use for
Somewhere in this world's a barefoot horse. (a barefoot
When you buy a tape recorder of the automatic kind Lotsa luck, pal,
If it's simplified for folks who aren't mechanically
inclined Lotsa luck, pal,
There's a small instruction booklet that's one hundred
And on page one you get stuck
It says, if unsatisfactory you must bring this to the
And the factory's in Japan, so Rotsa Ruck!
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