"This" vs "Dis""Them" vs "Dem"You see where I'm going with this?
You think you can just just bait us and we'll all comment for your entertainment like we are your little play things?! Anyways,I have never heard the munts, but why not? We often spell like we speak. Gotta, gettin, freakin, etc.I think we should just devolve our language into the most effecient way to type. And our kids would pass more spelling tests.
Do we really need to have this conversation? The answer is no (or, "naw").
everyone's being elusive. just give me a straight answer! Is it ambivalence? indifference? shame? fear? I'll get it going.Some people totally say munts. Some say months. Some think munts is stupidly wrong. Some people think it's perfectly acceptable. Do you not have an opinion? REALLY?It's like of-ten vs. offen. c'mon!
I thought my opinion had come off quite clearly.
What it boils down to is that in spoken language we all cut corners, however much we deny it. And the brain of the listener generally processes things without even noticing that the speaker said "Wensday" instead of "Wednesday." So discussing linguistic ideals becomes an exercise in futility.
I guess i feel like i would hear the "ths" vs not. There's a little more of a discrepancy for me. oh well. sorry for choosing a fail of a topic. Try again next time, JEN. :)
I'm all about the "ths." It would never even occur to me to not pronounce that part of the word.Ironically, though, it wasn't until I was in high school that I realized that I leave off the "g" of most "ing" endings, or off the word "hang." I try to say them now that I know how it's supposed to be said, but on a lazy day, I'll find myself dropping it again. And "hang" becomes "hain." My youngest sister does it, too.Favorite misspellings ever: people who write "of" when they mean "have." And a student who once wrote "Right from the gecko, this film is about..." THE GECKO?!?!?!?! So now Craig and I say that all the time, secretly making fun of that poor kid. And it means some day our children will no doubt be confused by it because of their lame, mean parents. Vicious cycle.
Oh my goodness, that's the best thing I've ever heard. Right from the gecko. That is solid GOLD, my friend. I'm borrowing it as well. shoot.. i laugh & laugh...
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