This is actually one of my favorite Hobbies. I have been told many times I should really get more serious about this stuff cause IF I did, I might really do something with it.
But Lauguage is a fastinating thing, not only how it develops here in the US, but World Wide!
And one thing I have learned is whenever there are people who try to make up RULES about language, and speaking, there is a whole segment of Society that completely ignores those Rules, and actually the languages develop adopting unorthodoxed uses of the Language. People from England have always thought that American English is an abomination.
And if you look closely at spoken English in the North and the South you will see a distinct difference. What is really cool, is this difference is also noticable in the North and South of any other Country. So even in the same Countries there are Regional Differences, as well as Cultural Differences, YO MTV Gangstas have their Own Language altogether, they don't even seem to speak the same Language even though they live in the same Country!
And as the US becomes more and more Populated with people from other Countries who have problems speaking in perfectly clear American dialects, Slang language will also change and develop differently.
I think this is one of the most fastinating things in life, I LOVE Studying about it, and watching it develop. The Chat language has developed into it's own thing as well. And with people expressing themselves on the internet using Caps to emphasize Tones and Emphasis of Words, even the Rules for Caps, and Grammar are changing.
I think this is SO COOL! But it probably drives people like YOU Insane! If you don't stop worrying about such trivial things as how people speak to you, then maybe your karma will make people stop speaking to you altogether, or maybe you might have an accident and go deaf, so you don't have to hear anyone talk to you again.
If you really want to worry about something Serious, Worry about the effects of Global Warming that are already overdue, and going to be hitting us regularly with Killer Hurricanes, Typhoons, Tornados, New Viruses due to Warmer Climates, and don't forget the Flash Freezes of 120 degrees below zero that will be comming soon. (And YOU want to worry about how someone SPEAKS to you?)
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