... I can always find something else to complain about. Today, it is affected speech carried out by born and bred Midwesterners. No, not speech impediments - lisps, stutters, or southern drawls. These are the affectations one adopts into their speech because you think they are nifty and make you sound smart, cool or worldly. Doing so, however, just makes you annoying to listen to. It is on par with the college sophomore who comes back from studying in England and asks what the American word for "the tube" is. Annoying. So, on with the grumpitude:
How do you say the word "false"? If you tell me it sounds like the word "waltz", you're an affected mess. Someone very high up in the organization I work for uses this one all the time and I want to throw a coffee cup at him every time he says it. True? Yes. Faltz? Not so much.
What is something that comes before something else? Is it a "prelude"? Perhaps, it is if you pronounce it like something in the neighborhood of "prey-lood". No where in the Midwest do we use the alternate pronunciation of "prell-ewed". Jesus, make it stop.
If you are from Bumfudge, Wisconsin and you pronounce the word rather as "rah-ther" or worse "rahth-er" I will smack you if you come within arms reach. Just a warning. Cut it out now.
I know Canadians are cute, but in Iowa there isn't a school teacher in the state that taught you to say the letter Z as "zed." Just never happened.
Perhaps one day, I'll blog about something important, but I don't see that coming in the next few weeks. Oh, and one more thing- the name of the town with the Mayo Clinic it Rochester- Rah-chester. Not Rod-chester. And the name of the suburb east of St. Paul is Woodbury- Wood-burry. Not Wood-berry spoken with a sing-song Minnesota accent. Good god, I need some sleep and an attitude adjustment. 'Night all.