The Butchering of the English Language.

by Low-Key Lysmith 68 Replies latest social current

  • snowbird
    Considering the origins of English ( butchered Saxon-French) I don't rally care.

    We see.


  • 5go

    We see.


    Danken frau.

  • BurnTheShips
    Considering the origins of English ( butchered Saxon-French) I don't really care.

    Same here, languages evolve. Just read Shakespeare to see where it was a few centuries ago. Evolve or die. BTS

  • minimus

    I's thinks dis is ridikulus!

    My peeve is saying "birfday". And" Febuary".

    I love reading about the origin of words and phrases. is great at learning how to butcher the English language.

  • RisingEagle

    Ya'll er spinnin' yer tars gettin' all flustrated 'bout the sitchyation wit our speakin or write'n, I reckon. It ain't as bad as it could be.

    My fellow statesmen and women have been slaughtering the English language for a very long time, it just gets 'worser and worser'.

    When my daughter came to us from Texas she dropped 'ya'll' and 'aint' so often it made me cringe. After several months with us she has cut the frequency of saying them down to just when she is excited.

  • RisingEagle
    Compound Complex: "Publishers, writers, educators, and others have over the years developed a consensus of what standard English consists of."

    Et tu, CoCo?

  • VoidEater

    Prince and text messaging. The popularity of cell phones. Egad.

    Remember My Fair Lady: you announce your social position as soon as you open your mouth - educated or non. Being one or the other is useful in differing social situations.

    "Whaddayer tyke me fer" will kill just as much as "What do you take me for", depending on where you are and what you want.

    It appears to be quite trendy to appeal to the less educated in pop culture and on the street these days. I wonder why that is?

  • RubaDub

    Low-Key ....

    I see nothing substantially negative about the natural evolution of the English language.

    Listen to me, you stop makin' those dum-ass comments o I be ready to kick yo ass.

    Rub a Dub

  • daystar


    Considering the origins of English ( butchered Saxon-French) I don't really care.

    Thank you!

    I'll admit there is a part of me that cringes on occasion at this sort of thing. However, language lives, and today's infractions are tomorrow's celebrations.

  • Robdar

    Don't you love this one: "let me ax you a querstion."


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