Thursday, April 21, 2011

Huh?! What did you say?

I can't possibly be the last person out there that is so behind on all things pop culture. I feel like I am always the last person to find out the meaning of some new "word" or expression. I often find myself wondering what the hell people are talking about or what the song I just heard on the radio is about.

In a previous post I ranted about music snobs and my dislike for them but I find myself frustrated when I hear a random song on the radio and I can't understand half the lyrics. Or when I come across a guy and he starts talking to me and within seconds I realize that I have no clue what he is saying.

Listen..If I need to pull up The Urban Dictionary on my phone in order to understand you then you better believe I am not interested in what you have to say. Keep this in mind. Especially if you are a guy and trying to hit on me. I speak English and clearly and I still use words that are in the original dictionary. Oh and I even use words with more than two syllables!! oh yes I do!

Don't even get me started on the awful manipulation of the English language that I have to hear and see every day. If one more Facebook friend incorrectly puts there instead of their I will probably have to start deleting people. "Finna" is not a word, taking the letters out of things like "pose" instead of suppose does not make you appear anything more than idiotic. Don't get me wrong occasionally I catch myself using "IDK" or "BTW" but seriously not understanding the use of common words as an adult is ridiculous.

"You do you, Ima do me" ~uhhhh seriously? Do they know what the hell they are saying or does it just sound good so it comes out? Whoever came up with this expression should have his tongue cut out.

This leads me to the whole Why do most Americans only speak one language?
I asked this question on Facebook recently and was given some good responses. Mainly a good percentage of our population can't even speak English correctly. Do we not have an education system for this reason? Come on, it is not ok to encourage your children to talk like the rap videos. Do you think it will help them get a job? I promise you if I went into an interview talking the way they do I would be laughed at.

I know I am rambling....Ahhhh the tragedy that is the manipulation of the English language right now...

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