Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dialect

Bo (to his friend): Yeah! I seen it on Youtube!

Me (flying out of the other room like a bat out of hell): Did you just say, "I seen"!?!?!?!

Bo (and every other kid in the room): Yeah, I did! It was on Youtube.

Me: Yes, but did you say, 'I seen'?

Bo: Yes.

Me: It's I saw it. Seriously. Don't ever say 'I seen' again. Nobodies do NOT say 'I seen', you hear me boy?

Neighbor girl: Yeah, you live in Iowa, it's 'I saaaawl'

22 comments:

glittersmama said...

Love it.

Beckie said...

BAAAAWWWHAAAHAAA!!!!!

Barnecked Lady said...

lol, at first I thought you came flying around the corner cause you thought he was on youtube. lol. Speaking of Youtube, my boys have a video on there of them fighting that an older cousin put on. Oh dear! I haven't saaaaawl it yet!

Millie said...

Oh, I'm so glad you stopped and corrected him.... yack.

Maybe you should invite Neighbor Girl over for some spaych lessons.

Beth said...

My husband and I are always talking about how his relatives say words. Like "retched" instead of "reached," and "hold" instead of "whole." My kids pick up some of it, but I'm super-picky about grammar and "speaking proper English," so I'm forever correcting them.

Heffalump said...

Yes, you must keep Bo's speech skills in line with his intelligence. He can't go around saying seen when he is as smart as he is!

Mycurlyhairdays said...

Just wai'in for my girls to begin! I think Chache is star'in.
But really, love the part about livin in .........
(cackling with laughter!)

MommyJ said...

that's hilarious. I have no toleration for grammatical errors... misprounounced words because you're a kid are one thing, but rednecking words... that must not happen.

Sarah Tilley said...

henry likes to say, "I seeded it." my dad says twice like twEYEst, with a t on the end, and now henry's adding t's to the end of everything, but i'm not sure if it's because of what he's heard, or if it's a genetic thing.

Klin said...

Bahahahahahahahaha! Funny!


I also hold the grammar corrector position at my home.

Charlotte said...

Two posts now? I'm beginning to think your a language snob. I correct my kids all the time, but try really hard to bite my tongue when it is another adult. Even if they just pronounced height with a "th" sound.

ucmama said...

Sassy says ain't on purpose and then slides her eyes over to see if I'm listening. Little brat...bless her heart...

Sister Pottymouth said...

Just today my mom asked me what was wrong with a sign at the big W mart. (It was a misplaced modifier.) She was always correcting us, and now I do it to my kids. That actually doesn't bother me. I'd rather have them speak correctly than listen to "I seen... We was..."

S said...

Thank heavens you are in Iowa cuz around these here parts we seen it! Seen it right as the sun comes up.

Sketchy said...

Oh dear did someone leave to door open and let the Iowa in?

I'm fighting a battle against Pittsburghese too. Can you believe they cannot pronounce their own city? "Picksburgh" indeed!

Millie said...

But I really wanted to see that picture of "her" in the locker room.

You big tease.

Word Girl said...

You're welcome. Nothin' like them darn neighbor kids bein' a bad 'xample for your kids. Maybe later you can send your kids over to drawl some pictures.

Code Yellow said...

Oh my goodness. LOL again...and again!

Tori :) said...

LOL!!! People saying "I seen" is a total pet peeve of mine, Sweetcheeks.

No Cool Story said...

I say "I've seen it"
I hope people can hear the "'ve"!!
Do you think they can?!? DO they think I am a Mexi from Iouwah?

Rebecca said...

I think I am gonna ax somebody about this.. I done seen somin like this before!!!

Nancy Face said...

Funny! :D