Crazy new water slide at West Edmonton Mall

It's pure Appalachian.


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Raven-Phile's avatar

LOL. You a crazy bird.

LostKause's avatar

I used to always say "We was" or "They was" before a really close friend pointed out to me that it was not correct. It's just the way a lot of West Virginians talk. I didn't even know it was wrong.

Not saying that the people around here are stupid or anything. Huntington and Charleston, as well as points in between, are pretty normal places. It comes mainly from the more rural areas nearby. I think that most areas of the country have their own grammatically improper phrases.

There are not a lot of water slides around these parts though. :)


Lord Gonchar's avatar

Raven-Phile said:
When did "I seen it" become acceptable in the English language? I've been hearing it a lot lately, and it makes me twitch a little each time.

It was a pet peeve of my 6th grade teacher. He'd make anyone who said "I seen" write both "I have seen" and/or "I saw" 100 times to drive it home.


Vater's avatar

That should be a rule for anyone who says it.

coasterqueenTRN's avatar

^^^What Travis said. ;)

I think "Waves Of Fun" is the closest thing to an actual waterpark that we are ever going to get, and even THAT is stretching it!

I keep telling people that a huge indoor waterpark/resort like Kalahari would bring in TONS of revenue for the Charleston/Huntington areas, but that would mean that the state would actually have to make a logical decision as far as investing in entertainment. ;)

-Tina

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Raven-Phile's avatar

I agree. Grammar rules need to be enforced with the fury of 1,000 suns. The occasional typo or slip up is fine, but most of the time it's sheer laziness that prevents people from correcting it.

coasterqueenTRN's avatar

The thing that really annoys me is when people type like they are texting. Abbreviating everything is fine for texting, but it SHOULD stop there.

Vater's avatar

ikr?

LostKause's avatar

^^^What Tina said. We also have a park with a water slide and a swimming pool on Corridor G, Tina. I've never been. Waves of Fun gets really packed sometimes.

I often dream of a big waterpark opening somewhere between Huntington and Charleston WV. It would be extremely profitable. The closest real water park around here is some park in Jackson OH (about 2 hours away), and The Beach water park in Mason, across from Kings Island (almost 4 hours away).


coasterqueenTRN's avatar

I haven't been to either. Waterways (I think that's the name) on Corridor G is much smaller, but people around there still think it's a "waterpark."

And I have that same dream all the time. :)

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Lord Gonchar said:

Raven-Phile said:
When did "I seen it" become acceptable in the English language? I've been hearing it a lot lately, and it makes me twitch a little each time.

It was a pet peeve of my 6th grade teacher. He'd make anyone who said "I seen" write both "I have seen" and/or "I saw" 100 times to drive it home.

I would like to thank all the English majors on this site for pointing out my boo-boo at spelling. I took Goonch's advice and wrote it 100 times to correct the Appalachian in me.

Purpose of language is to communicate. If I can understand what someone is saying in the normal pace of reading, I see no reason to get hung up on proper grammar (particularly on an internet discussion forum). Same is true with abbreviations, shorthand, etc. And pointing out/correcting those issues just tends to bog down any discussion.

wen its one or to little errors as was the case here i agree

wen it pervades someones posts (a error or more a sentence) and is clearly unintentional, its infuriating an makes the poster look stoopid an lazy. im a mod on another forum an its hard to supress the urge to ban-hammer ppl who post like this an dont understand that it effects other ppls preception of them

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Vater's avatar

I tend to agree with the above two posts, but there are a few specific trends like the whole 'I seen' thing that ignite my inner Hulk.

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rollergator's avatar

It is nice to read something that has proper grammar and punctuation, and flows mellifluously from the tongue to the ear (or brain for those who don't real aloud to themselves). I think your arguments are more convincing when they're presented as though you cared how the reader perceives you.

Or, as the saying goes: "The key is sincerity - once you can fake that, the rest is easy." ;)

delan's avatar

Oh Gator, quit badgering us with your $10 words .. LOL

(mellifluously?)

rollergator's avatar

Just took the GRE last weekend - gotta get the vocabulary out of my head and down on paper....or a monitor. Anywhere!

Vater said:
*saw

No, that's a ride in England.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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