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#1
I hate when people say "EXspecially!!"

There are others like that but I'm too damn lazy to think about it. What's your favorite bastardization of the English language?

Have you ever committed an act of spontaneous physical violence against another person as a result?
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#2
Aloominum
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#3
The extra "x" is one of my pet peeves as well. "I axed him if it was ok."

No you didn't you illiterate dolt, you ASKED him. If you axed him you are probably going to jail!

Then there's "nucular", but that's too easy.

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Aloominum


Is correct in the US. We've even altered the spelling to make it so...and had enough clout to make it stick internationally.
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#5
I'm pretty anal over who and whom, and ending sentences with prepositions.
#6
Cumfterble.

It's CUM-FOR-TA-BLE, you twat.
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#7
Bring da amberlamps!

Too easy......

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I hate the double negative phrases
"I didn't see nothing"
So you did see something?
"Nah. I didn't see nuffin!"
It's "I didn't see anything", or "I saw nothing", you ret@rd
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#8
worsh instead of wash. though I just think it's hilarious and have a hard time not cracking up every time I hear it
#10
"pacifically"

there's an 's' at the start m8
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#11
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btw you know britain made aluminium up right
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Is correct in the US. We've even altered the spelling to make it so...and had enough clout to make it stick internationally.

nope

the guy who named aluminum named it alumium but referenced it as aluminum

the brits changed it to aluminium because they're smug bastards
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I hate when people say "EXspecially!!"

There are others like that but I'm too damn lazy to think about it. What's your favorite bastardization of the English language?

Have you ever committed an act of spontaneous physical violence against another person as a result?

Everything you're speaking is a bastardization.


it's stupid because it's just a way to feel superior.


Things like saying ax instead of ask is just a fossilization of an older form of English that was made it through the years. The word ask is actually the bastardization of a word pronounced like ax. Pretty sure it started out as the anglo-saxon ascion which was said as axion in some traditions. Basically every word we use has gone through a process of being slurred or changed over time until it's completely different.

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Bring da amberlamps!

Too easy......

Milk called Melk

I hate the double negative phrases
"I didn't see nothing"
So you did see something?
"Nah. I didn't see nuffin!"
It's "I didn't see anything", or "I saw nothing", you ret@rd

Pretty much more languages use multiple negatives then don't. English originally had multiple negatives but we've shifted over time. If you understand what they're saying then it's still grammatical. You're just being a cunt about completely constructed rules that were made to make English similar to Latin. Just like splitting an infinitive. Totally works with natural English grammar but we aren't "supposed" to do it because someone decided that was a rule.
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#14
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axion


askion*
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
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everything that you've come to expect


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askion*

wat
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#17
You almost made me think that evolution of language doesn't exist for a second.

Almost.

Better luck next time.
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#20
let's be real though, there isn't much bastardisation of English (except in Africa where you might end up speaking Pidgen or Krio or something)

And outside of that, at least we're not Dutch or French, cause they got it pretty bad as well
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#21
For some reason people from Wales and the California valleys are known for saying like like all the like time like. Its something i've like tried to stop doing like but sometimes I think **** it like, this is like my identity and I should be proud like.
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#22
It's not just a Welsh thing. I've heard all through the north-west of england, especially Liverpool

sometimes i do it too lol. it's a good one like
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#23
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#24
This
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it's stupid because it's just a way to feel superior.

Followed by this
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Things like saying ax instead of ask is just a fossilization of an older form of English that was made it through the years. The word ask is actually the bastardization of a word pronounced like ax. Pretty sure it started out as the anglo-saxon ascion which was said as axion in some traditions. Basically every word we use has gone through a process of being slurred or changed over time until it's completely different.



Excape, love that one.

Kinda makes sense, though, I mean you're kind of exiting and kind of escaping? You have to exit to escape, right?
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#25
a friend of mine says "exspecially" all the time.

it's expecially painful, but i can't bring myself to correct him.

i will make fun of his recent weight gain by asking if he's going for a Dean Norris look, though.
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#26
chimnley. I don't know where you got that L from but it shouldn't be there.
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#27
oh yeah, my grandfather is the king of mispronouncing shit.

Exxon = exion
Valero = varazzo, verizon
tilapia = taluhpeeya or tapalleeya
carafe = cruet

there are more, but i can't remember rn.
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#28
Who gives a crap? That's either accent, dialect, or just the way people were raised. Don't pin it down on them. It's not cool bro, not cool at all. And to be fair, English is a dynamic language, with new words invented every year, so how we speak now would probably change after 1000 years or so. If an Elizabethan era person were to come to this forum, won't you think they'd feel like their language was getting butchered? I thought so. Bye
#29
When people say Wednesday as 'wendzday' instead of the proper WED-NEZ-DAY
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#30
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The extra "x" is one of my pet peeves as well. "I axed him if it was ok."

No you didn't you illiterate dolt, you ASKED him. If you axed him you are probably going to jail!

Then there's "nucular", but that's too easy.

acrost

offen

I'm sure I'll think of others.

axe me if i care
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Who gives a crap? That's either accent, dialect, or just the way people were raised. Don't pin it down on them. It's not cool bro, not cool at all. And to be fair, English is a dynamic language, with new words invented every year, so how we speak now would probably change after 1000 years or so. If an Elizabethan era person were to come to this forum, won't you think they'd feel like their language was getting butchered? I thought so. Bye

you probably have some weird jersey accent or something and yu are jealous of all of us that have cool accents
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Excape, love that one.

Kinda makes sense, though, I mean you're kind of exiting and kind of escaping? You have to exit to escape, right?

yea, you definitely have the slightest clue about linguistic shift.

the meaning or etymology doesn't mean shit. Most words become slurred because it's easier to say. That new sound eventually takes on its own meaning and the cycle continues. That's why we have stuff like amalgamated compounds where we don't even recognize the word as a compound because one part of it has lost meaning.
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#33
^ e.g. 'Murica, the word, not the place.
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#34
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^ e.g. 'Murica, the word, not the place.

some amalgamated compounds are:


garlic
lady
lord
bridegroom
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#35
can we talk about what a stupid word amalgamate is? like wtf
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#38
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English itself is a bastardized language

yup.

Its funny how so many british people take the piss out of Americans for how they pronounce certain words differently to them, when the Americanisms themselves originate from England.
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#39
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i don't even pronounce the second t in my own city.

no faster way to identify an outsider than if they actually pronounce the name of this city correctly

we're like new orleans minus the witch doctors and roadkill on a plate




#40
Chipolte. Why would you switch the l and the t? It doesn't even make sense

Related: Jalapeño. Halla-Peeeno. There's a fkin ñ there son and the e is short.
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