It's back, that annoying verbal fad/habit/tic. I keep hearing it on the radio, tv, in conversation. I'm too polite to say something to the person (and it would be silly to talk to the radio anyway). Here's the problem.
"I would never have bought that mp3 player had I know-wun that a cheaper one was coming out the next week."
"Research has show-un that coffee drinkers are definitely crabby in the morning before they drink their coffee."
Interestingly (or not) I think these same pronouncers do not offer their dogs a boe-wun or go out after supper on a hot night for an ice cream coe-wun. So I think it's just for words ending with o-w-n.
I know this is incredibly picky. It's my thing. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me. I know that I shouldn't criticize because I don't have perfect grammar or pronunciation or spelling (remember sherbert er sherbet er fruity ice cream?). It bugs me anyhow.
question - how long until I can say that this particular bug has blow-un over?
mompoet - obsessing again