Thursday, April 03, 2008
my bruddies will prolly enjoy this
this is a fun article on the way people sometimes say words wrong on purpose -- to be funny, to make fun of other people, or to make fun of themselves. i do this all the time: the examples that pop to mind are the ubiquitous "internets," saying "prolly" instead of "probably," "bruddy" instead of "brother," using the "french" pronunciation of the store"target,"and pronouncing many things "in the voice of homer simpson." i wonder, first of all, how irritating this habit is. or how much a person would have to include it in everyday speech before he or she started to drive everyone crazy. and the other thing i wonder (so does jason kottke) is whether this exists in other languages?