Archive for January, 2009

It’s “we were”, not “we was”…

January 1, 2009

Right, I’d like to start off by saying – HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! Then i’d like to give you some advise about your resolution. Everybody in this world has their own specific style. Their way of acting, their way of talking, their personality, everyone is different. I personally am very blunt, I say things how they are, and couldn’t care less if they are controversial. Also, when I’m posting my blog, my subject generally has nothing to do with the title. Not this time however, nope this time it will do. My subject today is proper speaking.

Now, I am not some grammar freak who only talks in full sentences, but their is a new trend that I have noticed, that kind of really annoys me. And it is when people mix and match their pronouns and pat participles (atleast I think that’s what they’re called). What is this trend with saying “we was” when everyone who has ever so much as visited a school knows that it is “we were”. Why do people deliberatly make themselves sound stupider than they are?  So, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the main culprits are chavs, I’m guessing that it is them that started it, and I’m hoping that, with the aid of this post, it will be them that finish it. There really is no need to say things wrongly in order to sound streetwise. Everyone can tell from the multiple piercings and ridiculous clothes that you haven’t got two brain cells to rub together. there really is no need to add in to mix a complete inability to speak properly. Sadly, though, they think there is.

What I don’t understand however, is how it has passed from the chavs in to the ordinary folk. Most people of average or above average intelligence pay attention to these sort of things. They see no need to litter their sentences with “like” and “whatever”. Yet they do use inappropriate verbs when it comes to the past tense. And that’s another thing I don’t get, why is it only the past tense? Because people will readily accept “we was” in to the English language, yet someone would be immediately pinpointed as a foreigner (not that I have anything against foreigners I hasten to add) if they were to use the phrase “we is” or “I are”. If anybody works this out, please, get back to me, because I am confused about the mentality of the average Briton.

So, there, my idea for what your resolution could be. If you have any sense, whatsoever, please – START SPEAKING PROPERLY!