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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 17
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2014-04-06 05:44:26 PM  
4 votes:
You mean 'prolly'?

You deserve a kick in the nuts for that one.
2014-04-06 07:46:57 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:49:04 PM  
2 votes:
This is an intristing thread.
2014-04-06 05:48:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:18:58 PM  
2 votes:
Do You Ever Say Probly Instead of Probably? Here's Why.

Probly because I was drunk.
2014-04-06 11:55:29 PM  
1 votes:

MoonPirate: Anyone ever read or watch The adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg?


No. Pleez enlyten uss
2014-04-06 10:32:00 PM  
1 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: 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.


All all y'all need are all the varient's of  "y'all" all y'all've been using. Some of y'all use forms of "y'all" not all y'all use, though I think all y'all'd've used them if all y'all grew up hearing the "y'all"s some of y'all use.
2014-04-06 09:16:36 PM  
1 votes:

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

Djeet yet?


Yeah. Jew?
2014-04-06 09:00:24 PM  
1 votes:
I saw a craigslist ad for an "oxygen settling kit".

And wondered if playing IQ possum actually pulled anyone in.
2014-04-06 07:16:28 PM  
1 votes:
Joey, are you going to the movies on Sunday?

Supposably
2014-04-06 07:01:00 PM  
1 votes:
Does this linguistic phenomenon make you all uncomfterble?
2014-04-06 06:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:42:57 PM  
1 votes:
Wow,  Subby,you managed to fark up every aspect of that headline. Good work!
2014-04-06 06:41:15 PM  
1 votes:
That was a great article on haplogy.
2014-04-06 06:39:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:36:36 PM  
1 votes:
I seen this topic before.
2014-04-06 05:33:30 PM  
1 votes:
Ya'll figure this out, am fix'n to git sumthin to eat
 
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