Happyfatchick November 30, 2020 Share November 30, 2020 On 9/3/2020 at 4:33 PM, Spazamanaz said: It really irritates me when people use the word 'are' in place of 'our'. For example, 'this is are house' instead of 'this is our house'. But in that particular speakers’ head, they DID say “our”. They are fully expressing “this is OUR house”. that particular squashing of correctness comes from Appalachia. My husband does it if he’s not careful (grew up on it). “It’s about an are from here”. The really dedicated ones would bend it almost to “it’s about an air from here”. They would think YoU were nuts for having a problem. There’s a difference between butchering a word or phrase because you never thought your way through it, and just being so lazy with your speech that you use mispronounced words as the norm. My West Virginia friend asked me once to borrow my ARN. I’d know her for awhile but thought this was funny enough to make her repeat it several times before I told her, “yeah. Come get the IRON”. Same girl took shairs daily (the kind that make you feel clean and where you can wash your hair). I am personally trying to work on my own personal little “did you really say that??” Word”. I have taken complete ownership of the word “own”. when the dog takes too long, I yell “Come. OWN.” It means come “on” down here. I am MORTIFIED when I HEAR that come froM my lips. I don’t know how or when the “w” found its way in there. I’ve also cringed to hear my own voice and lips form the entire conversation: ”I’m own goda store. You’owna go?” And I was generous to the reader to use spaces. There are few or no spaces. The words get rolled into the dough sentence, no punctuation and no bother. “Technically” what we say is this: “imgoinna store. Y’ownna go?” in light of all that, and confessing that country white is no better than white trash Ebonics, it seems to ME I could pass on what ought to be minor trash lite (but isnt). 1) I seen it. I seen him yesterday at-ta store. 2) them are gooood!!!!! That’s not what I usually get but them are gooood them right there make my skin crawl. 9 Link to comment
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