I heard [34:22-34:29] part of this YouTube video as follows;

"You have to be sure to check into the Jack Rabbit Trading Post. Great prices and the people who run there so just great people."

Did I hear the part in bold right?

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    I’m voting to close this question because ELL is not a transcription service, and (misheard or not) a single instance on a YouTube clip isn't sufficient to identify a usage that might need to be explained here. And computer-generated subtitles certainly aren't worth spending time on. Feb 14 at 12:16

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I don't think you actually misheard this in this way. The captions on this video are being automatically created by YouTube's algorithm, which means that sometimes you get garbled nonsense like

and the people run there so just great people

here, even though he's clearly saying

and the people who run this are just great people


If you're trying to use YouTube to improve your English listing comprehension, that's a great idea and it's a great tool but you want to be sure that the captions are based on a provided transcript instead of the buggy automatic stuff. If you click the Settings button (the wheel icon to the right of CC), this video says "English (auto-generated)". You want to find something without that tag (e.g., this video about kids meeting a 101 year old).

  • Thank you very much.
    – user149418
    Feb 14 at 7:50
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    I hear an /r/ in the word 'this'. So I would say the transcription is not at fault; it's the speaker who is making a slight speech error.
    – TonyK
    Feb 14 at 18:43
  • There's no /r/ in this here or there. You're just hearing him say the word are or 're. If there's any problem with the guy's dialect, it's the soft/dialectical vowels he's using but really it's just a bad auto transcription that conflated this are into there.
    – lly
    Mar 30 at 18:35
  • I listened to it again, and I definitely hear an /r/ before the /s/, as well as after: /ðɪrs.ær/. If you don't hear it, I guess we're just wired differently. Also: what on earth is a soft vowel?
    – TonyK
    Mar 30 at 19:32