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Friday, November 18, 2005

Let me axe you... 

... does it bug you when supposedly well-educated and otherwise socially competent people butcher the English language in professional settings?

...does it bug you that the grammatical and pronunciation patterns of the vernacular used by people groups representing a significant sub-culture of Americans are classified as a legitimate dialect rather than mere slang and sheer laziness?

...does it bug you when the ATM (short for Automated Teller Machine) knows your name and how much money is in your bank account, but is somehow unable to identify you as a native English speaker and asks you every time which language you prefer?

I'm just axing.

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(1) and (2) :: more than words can hope to express - in EITHER vernacular....

and I think it's "I's jis ax'kin" - or perhaps that's "hick eubonics"...



Russ, I don't even know how to respond to that one...All I have to say is "Dang, you went there. You went there and back again like Bilbo Baggins..."


More interesting is the fact that drive through ATMs have braile.


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