Verbal Assualt

It hurts my ears.  Have heard the same adults mangling the same words for many years.  This is an appeal.  Please don’t say, “wif” when you mean “with” and “birfday” when you mean, “birthday” and “fing” when you mean” thing”.  You are not characters in “Oliver Twist“.  You remind me of this German guy who approached me in an Acapulco disco (one million years, b.c.) whose opening line was, “Do you like the Willage People?”.  no, No, NO!  And, in an attempt to save you from ego-shattering humiliation, do NOT ever play Scrabble.  I mean this in the nicest way – aghhhhhhhhhhh!

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15 thoughts on “Verbal Assualt

  1. Hahaha! Oh NO! I sound like an extra from Oliver Twist! But in my defence, I do come from the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent… So sounding a bit “East End” is actually POSH, for my background.

  2. Laughing out loud – as always!!!

  3. Does Elmer Fudd make you run from the room, screaming? We have a few dimwits here in Maine who drop a “wiff” in every so often. It’s not colloquial, it’s just bad pronunciation.

    • Yes, Elmer scares me. In Texas, we pronounce some words wrong on purpose – helps determine if you are a native or not… San Felipe – native: san-fi-li-pee, newbie: san-fill-LEE-PAY; bayou: native: by-oh; newbie: by-you; and last but certainly not least, pecan – native: puh-kan; newbie: pee-can. Just sayin’

  4. Also, with regard to spelling (my pet peeve), let’s just spell words the way they’re spelled. “Yew” rather than “you” is not cute, nor does it abbreviate the word in a text or online, so what’s the point?

  5. about the spelling..if you use a word, spell it correctly. None of this text-msg abbrev. crap – I swear, my daughter’s generation couldn’t spelll their way out of a paper bag.

  6. We like it when Americans come over to London and ask directions to Leicester Square. “Can you tell me how to get to Lie-sess-ter Square?”. Hahaha!

    (It’s pronounced Less-ta Square).

  7. Around here, it’s “lemme axe you a question” and “Imma go witch you”. Seriously people? How did the “American” English become so screwed up that people find phrases such as these acceptable? Thanks for posting – it really made me laugh! 🙂

  8. tee hee. this is funny…but then I probably talk funny too according to others, so no judging here.

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