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!