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- Mar 25 by Hygiene QueenAround these parts, we have folks who like to put an "s" after any type of store name. We go to "Kmart's", "Walmart's" and "Target's". Note: I placed a possessive "s" at the end of these names because I can only assume people who do this are thinking along the line of "Walgreen's"... but who knows
We also hear "aksed" instead of "asked", "warsh" instead of "wash". Yep, I do that...I cannot tell a lie (just like George "Warshington")
We also talk about "you guys"... "You guys comin'?". Sometimes, this is "ya's" or "cha's"... "Ya's comin'?" or "Whatcha's doin'?".
There is, also, no "t" in "often". It's pronounced "offen".
I really don't give a flip.
Language is ever evolving... it's not stagnant.
I think that's really cool and appreciate all the creative things one can do with English and find it fascinating how we pronounce things from region to region.
As long as I understand you... and you know how to say it, spell it and put it all together correctly when you have to, then I see no reason to run around with a stick up the rump
- Mar 25 by psu_213Quote from Hygiene QueenMy mother, whom I love dearly, always says "Walmarts" (not sure if she intends it to have an ' or not). Either way, I don't like how it sounds. Plus, if it had an 's, would it not be Wal's Mart?Around these parts, we have folks who like to put an "s" after any type of store name. We go to "Kmart's", "Walmart's" and "Target's".
- Mar 25 by psu_213Quote from cardiacrocksI agree. However, in the defense of people who have said "med-surge," they may have gone to type "surg" and their auto correct changed in to "surge" (although my autocorrect just tried to change "surg" to "surf").What gets me going is, when people abbreviate medical surgical as med-surge. There is no "E" on the end, it's simply, med-surg or just don't abbreviate.
- Mar 25 by EverlineQuote from Hygiene QueenActually, it grates on my nerves when people say "off-ten" instead of "offen". Many years ago (back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth) I looked it up in the huge dictionary we had at home that weighed about a ton. It said the pronunciation is "offen". These days, it seems to be interchangeable, I guess. I never hear anyone say "sof-ten", though.There is, also, no "t" in "often". It's pronounced "offen".
- Mar 25 by applewhiternMy pet peeves are rales and yankauer. I hate it when people say rales with a long A, and say "yanker," like you are going to yank something. Both are incorrect, and that was drilled into us in nursing school in the dark ages.Last edit by applewhitern on Mar 25 : Reason: mispelled yankauer
- Mar 25 by Ruby VeeQuote from stephanie.My biggest issue is when I say "Thank you" to someone and they say "you welcome" or "you's welcome". It's YOU'RE!!!!!!
I would be ecstatic if someone would say "You Welcome" or "Youse welcome" instead of "No prob." When did "No Prob" get to be correct instead of "you're welcome"?
- Mar 25 by eatmysoxRNQuote from applewhiternHow is rales supposed to be pronounced? I always say it like rails.My pet peeves are rales and yankauer. I hate it when people say rales with a long A, and say "yanker," like you are going to yank something. Both are incorrect, and that was drilled into us in nursing school in the dark ages.
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