It ain’t rocket science
I was thinking about freedom of speech today. Not in a patriotic constitutional sort of way but more along the lines of everyone needing to take a test to gain access to that government given right. Or – if that’s too harsh, we could make people take the test after they say any of the following within ear shot of another human being who can hear:
Sho nuf’ - I don’t know what that means but a sales clerk says this to me at the local convenience store after I say thank you.
I says, you guysis, ainna – you might know some of those or all of those but you should never say them out loud. Never.
Wait, what? – these two words, when said together, make the speaker sound like an idiot. They say it slow and drag out the As. Don’t do it.
Here’s the test:
Use the following words, correctly, in a single sentence: THERE, THEIR, THEY’RE.
I think we can all agree this step is necessary, short of another amendment to our constitution. One of our glorious presidential candidates needs to build an entire campaign platform around this very serious problem that affects as all.
***Note from Amylynn: I’d like to add the word “axt” to the list of verboten words. Used in a sentence it sounds like this: So I axt her a question. Doesn’t that make you insane? It makes me insane. Wanna know why? Cause you sound like an idiot. Stop it. Stop it right now. This has been a public service announcement – for the betterment of me.
What words do you want to never hear again? Ever. Under pain of someone else’s death. We realize that English is an ever evolving thing, but really, we still have to have standards.