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Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, May 16, 2012.
Huh. Never heard that one.
I often pronounce often, often.
From what I read before, the t was pronounced and then was left out. But I only read what a few sites had on them. I Googled "pronunciation of often" and got a lot of hits.
Ever notice how the new posters come around to writing properly after they've posted a few times?
"Axed" and "ast" seem to be synonymous with "asked" on TV shows.
OK, here's what drives me nutz: People that start, what seems like every sentence, with "OK". And they end the same sentence with "OK?" I don't think I've ever seen this in written form, but I've heard it many times in seminars and meetings. OK?
Also "irregardless" being used as a word really annoys me. It's a double negative and "regardless" is the word that should be used.
OK, like I get yer point ferr sure, OK?
It went away when they tried to have the Miss Ebonics pageant. Nobody wanted to be Miss Idaho. :eek2:
I think you mean S'up?.....:lol:
Definite hot buttons for me: improper use of the personal pronouns, "I", "Me", "He", "Him", "She", "Her", "We", "Us", "They" and "Them". I cringe every time I hear my grandsons say "Me and Him went to the show."
It also bugs me when a waitress addresses two or more people as "guys".
Thanx, almost fell off the chair laughing.....:lol:
'The girl was asked out' has a considerably different meaning than 'the girl was axed out'.
If you get my drift.
Maybe sometimes, but not nearly offen enough.
Watch how many people, when being interviewed on tv or before a audience, will open with "Well, I mean, you know...", or a variation, thereof.
Actually, it should be written as 's'up, if it is a contraction of (what)s up. I'll leave it to others here to contemplate whether the "S" needs to be capitalized, as the first word of a sentence.
The incident I alluded to occurred before your son was born... and possibly before you were born
It depends on who it is. If its someone not used to being on TV or being in front of an audience, their normal language skills can drop several levels just from being nervous.
Okay, (OK, Ok?), it's important that we get this right. According to the yet-to-be-published Oxford English Book of Urban Style & Usage, the combined greeting and inquiry, "What's up?", is a derivation of the original "What's up, doc?", as spoken by that irascible and wascaly wabbit, Bugs Bunny of Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies fame.
Just as water will always seek the lowest level, and electrons will take the path of least resistance, the American language, over time, will naturally seek the shortest distance from beginning to end, human nature being what it is.
My father was a newspaperman and, as such, had to edit, shorten, condense and abbreviate copy to fit within the limited space of a headline or caption. While he may not have approved of the corruption of 'what's up' to 'sup', he most likely would have ok'd the virtually instantaneous transition of the term 'web log' to 'blog'.
Going forward, look for the American language to deteriorate at an even faster pace than (not then) ever before due to a younger generation fully immersed in the bastardized language of texting, as well as the continued influence of immigrants and ethnicities on the American language.
Lest anyone think this is a contemporary phenomenon, even the revered Wm. Shakespeare, in the English of his day, and with all of his verbal flourishes, was a master of the economical use of space on the page. Finally, I am reminded of the cryptic advertisement (ad) placards that emblazoned Washington, D.C. busses and streetcars of my yout, asking "Cn u rd ths?"
At least we don't have to speak/write German.
I wouldn't have capitalized it if it hadn't been originally capitalized in the post I referred to. There's a member with the user name of S'up. He lives across the river from me. I've never seen 's'up in print so I didn't consider it, but you're right or as right as you can be about something like this.....:lol:
Hmm, that son's 46 and it sure didn't happen before I was born....:lol: