I didn’t. I had a broken foot, couldn’t drive for a month and a half, had a kidney stone and a job that demanded I give up most of my life for the last year. I am bitter beyond belief but I will not belabor that on the blog. . . I did not wear a bathing suit ONE time this year. Wearing one isn’t looking good for next year either, considering that I’ve been sitting on my ass for an average of 10 hours a day for what seems like eons. My body will never look the same. But enough of that…
I despise pretentiousness. Unless of course it is being delivered by a bonafide pretent.
(don’t bother looking that up, I just coined it. From this day forward, snooty people who are full of themselves will be referred to here as pretents. And the cool part is that they won’t know it’s derogatory. Pretentious people usually refuse to see things like that anyway.)
Using “vaca” up there reminded me of that. I detest certain word slaughters such as: veggie, burger, fries, (merely a coincidence that those are all foods) info, def, “congrats,” gynie, (pretent talk for gynecologist in case you didn’t know…) lingo– which is a bad shortening of language anyway and sounds particularly pretentious.
I’m not particularly fond of demo, but I can stand it. I’ve only recently begun to refer to my phone as my “cell” and I think that’s merely because I’ve been too damn tired to speak in multiple syllables. “Mac” is fine because MacIntosh sounds entirely like something a pretent would brag about owning. “Beemer” is ok with me because I think it’s funny. B-Em-Dubya takes too long to say and reminds me of George and who wants to do that? “Harley” is fine. Besides, pretents don’t usually ride motorcycles. I guess I could have used “bike” here in that case, huh.
I’m guilty of using “probly” exclusively but just because I like it. Some people use “prolly” which I like too. Mostly because NO ONE I know ever says Prob-ab-ly. It’s like February. Too hard to say. I don’t personally have trouble saying Saturday but I know many people who insist on calling it Sair-dee and that kind of makes my skin crawl.
It’s funny that we’ve gotten either too busy or too lazy to say entire words. In some cases, I understand it’s necessary, such as when you are Tweeting and it’s hard to fit all you want to say in 140 characters. But otherwise, we tend to use shorter words to convey our thoughts and ideas. But some of them just sound too pretentious.
Texting is a whole ‘nother subject with a whole ‘nother language. But I’m not getting into that…
I’m not saying I don’t use chopped-up words, I do. Sometimes it’s just for effect. It’s just that some of them sound stiff and snotty to me, that’s all. I have more words- or parts of- to say and more to say about them but I’m getting kind of tired italicizing.
I will talk to you all at a later time. Good bye 🙂