Guys, I have something that has really been burdening my heart of late and it is the rampant use of poor grammar.
As a not so secret freshie, I am the first to admit that the english language is at times complex in its ways. I never did understand the concept of/need for silent letters especially the ones in the middle of a word like 'subtle' or 'plumber' but I learnt it anyway because when in Rome etc....
I am not perfect.
I sometimes make the odd slip and I to use the wrong 'two' too say what I want and I understand that human error means that often people will get it wrong BUUUT when it becomes a choice, it is simply no longer OK.
Now I am no snob. Colloquialisms in the form of slang are acceptable -even necessary because face it who wants to spell out 'because' every time when you can just write 'cos'. However, it really makes me want to jab people in the eye with a rusty fork when they take a word with the same amount of letters and syllables and STILL translate it into slang.....???!!!
It is simply baffling and to be honest it makes me want to vom a little. We all went to high schools that taught languages and it is not ok to fail french but learn slang when only one of them amounts to a GCSE.
so I ask...WHY DO IT??
Is it to appear cool? If ignorance is cool then I shall never be cool and neither will my offspring.
If I sound snobby then it is probably because you also engage in such behaviour and I do not apologise. You should though.
"Ma Children will neva speak or write lyk dis"
Here is my list of personal hates:
- i should of gone in to school today - yes. you really should have
- Ma hair needs to be done - try my for size..
- fanx - please never thank me like this. ever.
- brudda/bruddah - it is not hebrew. use brother
- I fink I got the answer right - hmmm I really don't think you did
that will be all...