Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Why is "in" out?

I've previously bitched about the disturbing tendency of Gen-Xers and Gen Yers (and Michelle Obama and Dubya Bush) to use "was like" as a synonym for "said."

I've recently become aware of another linguistic abomination.

Young people are saying "shit my pants" and "peed my pants" instead of doing it "IN my pants"

It's interesting that the use of the immature phrase coincides with an immature activity. What's next for these kids? "I'm through, Mommy. Come wipe me."

Does it take so much energy to utter the simple two-letter monosyllable, "in?"

If mental energy conversion is the issue, I have a solution: just say "said" instead of "was like," and use the saved brain exertion to restore the missing "in."

(photo above shows genuine J-Lo, but the poop stain may have been faked.)

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