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(Slate)   A look at why certain regions have developed incorrect dialects that allow them to say words with unstressed syllables, like "Probly"   (slate.com) divider line 130
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2014-04-06 05:18:58 PM
Do You Ever Say Probly Instead of Probably? Here's Why.

Probly because I was drunk.
 
2014-04-06 05:20:59 PM
Other examples of modern pronunciations that came from haplology are pacifist, which used to be pacificist; and humbly, which used to be humblely.

Now if we could just get people to stop saying/typing "orientate".
 
2014-04-06 05:33:30 PM
Ya'll figure this out, am fix'n to git sumthin to eat
 
2014-04-06 05:44:26 PM
You mean 'prolly'?

You deserve a kick in the nuts for that one.
 
2014-04-06 05:48:53 PM
What's fun, is that in the future, folks will look at these words and wonder, "Why in chocolate covered f*ck is it spelled like that when it's pronounced like this?"

Yes, I'm looking at you "knight" and "thought" and "knead" and let us not speak of what the French and the folks who lurve to Latinate the language have done to our spelling habits...
 
2014-04-06 05:52:31 PM

Demetrius: You mean 'prolly'?

You deserve a kick in the nuts for that one.


It's most prolly and it's perfectly cromulent in many parts of the country.
 
2014-04-06 06:19:33 PM

hubiestubert: What's fun, is that in the future, folks will look at these words and wonder, "Why in chocolate covered f*ck is it spelled like that when it's pronounced like this?"

Yes, I'm looking at you "knight" and "thought" and "knead" and let us not speak of what the French and the folks who lurve to Latinate the language have done to our spelling habits...


Chihuahua.

I rest my case.
 
2014-04-06 06:33:57 PM
I hear the even shorter 'pry' when around my family. Perhaps it is the Pennsylvania Dutch?
 
2014-04-06 06:34:36 PM
Just be sure to recycle your aluminium.
 
2014-04-06 06:36:36 PM
I seen this topic before.
 
2014-04-06 06:37:05 PM
Only a someone that's wicked retahded randomly drawps whole syllables.
 
2014-04-06 06:38:29 PM
You mean it isn't caused by hoodies and saggy pants?
 
2014-04-06 06:39:49 PM

Barfmaker: hubiestubert: What's fun, is that in the future, folks will look at these words and wonder, "Why in chocolate covered f*ck is it spelled like that when it's pronounced like this?"

Yes, I'm looking at you "knight" and "thought" and "knead" and let us not speak of what the French and the folks who lurve to Latinate the language have done to our spelling habits...

Chihuahua.

I rest my case.


You mean, CHY CHY rod RIG ez and his CHIH HOOA HOOA?
 
2014-04-06 06:41:15 PM
That was a great article on haplogy.
 
2014-04-06 06:41:22 PM
It is mostly hubris to think that there are "incorrect" dialects.  Whatever gets your meaning across most effectively is correct.

Language has always been used to define social class, but whatever language and dialect anyone speaks, there is someone somewhere who looks down on you for it.
 
2014-04-06 06:42:57 PM
Wow,  Subby,you managed to fark up every aspect of that headline. Good work!
 
2014-04-06 06:48:47 PM
Ever read stuff from before the invention of spelling? You have to read most of it aloud to figure what the word were, or at least move your lips. The first scholar who could read without moving their lips was considered a weirdo.
 
2014-04-06 06:49:02 PM
I blame the Brits. I mean, how do you get 'worstersheer' out of Worcestershire, 'lester' out of Leicester, and worst of all all, 'fanshaw' out of Fetherstonhaugh?
 
2014-04-06 06:53:35 PM
Incorrect according to who[m]?
 
2014-04-06 06:54:12 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Ya'll figure this out, am fix'n to git sumthin to eat


Probly you meant "Ah'm fixin to git me sumthin to eat". Learn the language.
 
2014-04-06 06:57:12 PM
Then there is a napron which became an apron and a norange which became an orange. Our language is fluid and more interesting because of it.
 
2014-04-06 06:58:14 PM

hubiestubert: What's fun, is that in the future, folks will look at these words and wonder, "Why in chocolate covered f*ck is it spelled like that when it's pronounced like this?"

Yes, I'm looking at you "knight" and "thought" and "knead" and let us not speak of what the French and the folks who lurve to Latinate the language have done to our spelling habits...


the silent k helps distinguish those words from synonyms. what is your problem with 'thought'?

if you want it to be spelled 'thawt', i must insist upon calling you a 13 year old girl (which should be belittling to a man of your age and intelligence)
 
2014-04-06 06:59:51 PM
homonyms* derp
 
2014-04-06 06:59:59 PM
Good thing they never do this in Frisco.
 
2014-04-06 07:01:00 PM
Does this linguistic phenomenon make you all uncomfterble?
 
2014-04-06 07:03:07 PM
'S

Kamekoozie: Ya'll figure this out, am fix'n to git sumthin to eat


Sgweet then!
Howzyer Meemarandem?
 
2014-04-06 07:05:00 PM

Demetrius: You mean 'prolly'?

You deserve a kick in the nuts for that one.


I see my job is done here.
 
2014-04-06 07:06:52 PM

Kamekoozie: Peter von Nostrand: Ya'll figure this out, am fix'n to git sumthin to eat

Probly you meant "Ah'm fixin to git me sumthin to eat". Learn the language.


It's fi'nah, damn it!  Fi'nah!  "Ah'm fi'nah git me sum-mah eat."

/grits n aigs?
 
2014-04-06 07:10:42 PM
I read this article in the liberry last Febuary.
 
2014-04-06 07:11:45 PM
I still believe that the English language needs a passive-form informal collective pronoun. I nominate "y'all" because I use it.

You for the singular. Y'all for the collective.
 
2014-04-06 07:11:46 PM
That's racialist!
 
2014-04-06 07:13:16 PM

puckrock2000: I read this article in the liberry last Febuary.


On a Wendsday?
 
2014-04-06 07:15:00 PM

cyberspacedout: Does this linguistic phenomenon phenomenum make you all uncomfterble?


FarkedTFY
 
2014-04-06 07:16:28 PM
Joey, are you going to the movies on Sunday?

Supposably
 
2014-04-06 07:19:50 PM

ko_kyi: It is mostly hubris to think that there are "incorrect" dialects.  Whatever gets your meaning across most effectively is correct.

Language has always been used to define social class, but whatever language and dialect anyone speaks, there is someone somewhere who looks down on you for it.


And if I can't understand someone's slab-tongued backwoods gabbling, they're not getting their meaning across effectively.
 
2014-04-06 07:21:24 PM
What about loging the infinitive?

"The car needs washed."

instead of:

"The car needs to be washed."

I find this annoying. :|
 
2014-04-06 07:22:03 PM

Walt_Jizzney: What about loging the infinitive?

"The car needs washed."

instead of:

"The car needs to be washed."

I find this annoying. :|


Damnit, I mean 'losing" the infinitive!

Preview, self!!!!
 
2014-04-06 07:25:03 PM
Probly isn't a word.  The correct pronunciation, with all syllables, is "prolly"

Next up:  The vanishing 'T'

Mou'ains.  Ki'ens.  Isaac New'on.
 
2014-04-06 07:33:12 PM

fusillade762: Do You Ever Say Probly Instead of Probably? Here's Why.

Probly because I was drunk.


I'm absolutely certain I've never said "probly" ever in my life. "Probly" just makes you sound lazy and/or uneducated.  Sort of like the people who pronounce "picture" the same way as "pitcher."
 
2014-04-06 07:33:51 PM
Probably = Prolly in blackanese where I live, no "b" required at all. Most people I know are capable of saying the whole word, but rarely do.

My new old fashioned saying is "init" for 'Isn't it,' which actually is a misplaced contraction for the phrase, 'Is it not?' That's actually a Brit saying, but I love it as it's "dead useful."
 
2014-04-06 07:33:51 PM
I had no idear.
 
2014-04-06 07:35:37 PM

FizixJunkee: fusillade762: Do You Ever Say Probly Instead of Probably? Here's Why.

Probly because I was drunk.

I'm absolutely certain I've never said "probly" ever in my life. "Probly" just makes you sound lazy and/or uneducated.  Sort of like the people who pronounce "picture" the same way as "pitcher."


The one that gets me like fingernails on a blackboard is "I seen".
 
2014-04-06 07:38:50 PM

divgradcurl: the silent k helps distinguish those words from synonyms. what is your problem with 'thought'?


The "k" was not always silent in those words.   For example, "knife" is related to the Danish word "kniv" which, no surprise, means "knife",  except the Danes retained the pronunciation of the "k" and English eventually gave up on it.
 
2014-04-06 07:39:38 PM
Article writer is retarded.

The further away you get from the language's source physically, the more dialects evolve.

A la Archer:

"JESUS CHRIST SLATE, READ A BOOK!"
 
2014-04-06 07:40:19 PM
Used to know a radio announcer who always said Wed-nes-day. Lucky for us he died. No one since
has done it.
 
2014-04-06 07:43:52 PM

DreamyAltarBoy: cyberspacedout: Does this linguistic phenomenon phenomenum make you all uncomfterble?

FarkedTFY


Do do dodododo.
 
2014-04-06 07:45:28 PM

divgradcurl: what is your problem with 'thought'?


If I recall* correctly, "thought" was one of those words whose orthography in the Latin alphabet just couldn't be made to resemble its pronunciation, though runes---the original alphabet for English**---did a great job of representing English sounds.

*can't look it up right now; got to head home for dinner.  Brantgoose or someone will come along and correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure...

**Old English
 
2014-04-06 07:46:57 PM
Lame.  Only uptight ass-douches and English majors care about this.  English is a mutable language. Feckin' deal with it.

/English majors are useful if they bring me my Starbucks.
 
2014-04-06 07:50:48 PM
I've heard "prolly" and "probly" every day but you will here "probably" when someone is trying to sound deliberate or professional.
The one that's interesting to me is "fave-rit".  I have never heard a single person say "fav-or-it".
 
2014-04-06 07:55:15 PM
People trying to be all cute saying words like "presh" and "delish" make me want to stab myself in the ears.
 
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