Change the Pronunciation to Make it Rhyme

June 20th, 2010 No comments

In a recent radio interview, the rapper M&M stated that he was so good at making his lyrics rhyme due to his skillful enunciation.

It’s true, I understood his words just fine.

My bad!

Click HERE for the definition of “enunciate”.
Click HERE for the definition of “pronunciation”.

For a good discussion of the difference between enunciation and pronunciation, click HERE.

Unspoken Opener

June 20th, 2010 No comments

For years I have been in the habit of thinking, but not speaking, the first word or two of a sentence. Hence, wishing to communicate, “I want to go to the zoo,” you might hear me say, “go to the zoo.”

I hope this has no relation to the post below concerning “old-timer’s” disease.

My bad!

Alzheimer’s Disease

June 20th, 2010 No comments

Hi, although I don’t remember your name, I went to the doctor today and I am writing to let you know: I have “old-timer’s disease”.

My Bad!

Click HERE for the pronunciation key for Alzheimer’s

A Flippant Apology

June 20th, 2010 No comments

The online Urban Dictionary has a number of definitions for the term, “My Bad”, among them the following:

A way of admitting a mistake, and apologizing for that mistake, without actually apologizing. The best definition I ever read of this, now paraphrased: “I did something bad, and I recognize that I did something bad, but there is nothing that can be done for it now, and there is technically no reason to apologize for that error, so let’s just assume that I won’t do it again, get over it, and move on with our lives.” Ruder than apologizing, but with the same meaning: a flippant apology.

I speak this way too.  My bad!

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