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Ducky · 31-35, F
@Jenny1234 You did, he seems like a pretty cool guy
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@mindlessdrifter he was very nice to talk to. We were at the airport, waiting to catch a flight to Austin and sitting beside each other small talking and I had no idea he was even a celebrity until some strange things happened and that’s when I found out who he was
@Jenny1234 Nice 🙂👍
SeaGlass · F
Axt... I want to axt you sumthin'
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
I work in education and you wouldn’t believe the amount of educators handicapping students future opportunities by teaching them to “axe” questions .
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
@Jenny1234 exactly . Can I axe you a pacific question in the liberry? Lol
I also hate the phrase “mines “ .
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@AthrillatheHunt omg you’re killing Me!! Lmao!!!! Mines drives me nuts too. L
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
@Jenny1234 I’d love be a fly on the wall when kids from my school go to their first job interview outside their neighborhood. Comedy gold I’m sure . “Did you say if you could AXE me a question ? Thanks for stopping by .”
Or as some people in the UK say "aks"
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@BritishFailedAesthetic I don't talk like Mary Poppins, I'm from Manchester. I have a northern accent. Lol :)
@KarenisKenziesmum I'm saying you're stuck in thr past with accents 😅
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@BritishFailedAesthetic What do you mean? A London accent today is the same as a London accent 50 years ago, isn't it? How can it be different? It wouldn't be a London accent if it was different, would it?
kodiac · 22-25, M
I axed do you want to conversate.?
I only would ask.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
They are two unrelated words. This is a silly and pointless question.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@KarenisKenziesmum you wouldn’t hear it in movies because they would give the actors a speech therapist if they spoke like that.
KarenisKenziesmum · 51-55, F
@Jenny1234 So why would they speak like that in real life then? I don't get it.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@KarenisKenziesmum dialect and lack of education in certain areas
RenFur · 70-79, M
Whatever moves the language forward. Want to speak like they did back in Chaucer's time?

Neither do I...
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
@RenFur want to be hired for a job ? Better not axe questions . Want to be considered intellectual ? Better not axe any questions bc it makes you sound ignorant. And I quite liked the Canterbury tales. Lol
RenFur · 70-79, M

The chief business of the American people is business - Silent Cal Coolidge.

When shopping for a job, speak like a republican. When relaxing, speak however the hell you want.
AthrillatheHunt · 51-55, M
@RenFur and business is booming ! We have our products on display in both Ukraine, straight of Hormuz , and Gaza . Next will be the Taiwan strait .

swirlie · 31-35, F
The word 'ask' is a derivative of the word 'axe' which dates back to the 1500's where 'axe' was used in old Germanic English, who were the original creators of the English language. This of course means that the English language was the language of north Germany, not the language of Great Britain as we otherwise think it is today.

The pronunciation of the word 'ask' to be pronounced as 'axe' was given Royal approval in the 1500's after Germanic English had been adopted in Great Britain as north Germans plundered westward from Germany, eventually arriving in what's known as Britain today and beginning settlement of the area.

When people of England and other places in Europe fled Great Britain with U-Haul trailers in tow and showed up on the shores of North America during the 1700's, they brought with them certain elements of Germanic English, one of which was the official pronunciation of the word 'ask' which is still being pronounced in America as 'axe' to this very day.

As with the word 'colour' which is spelled with a 'u' in Britain, those New World Americans dropped the letter 'u' in protest of the King of England who they were fleeing at the time, thereby creating America's own version of Germanic English which includes words now spelled as 'color' instead of 'colour' and 'ask' instead of the British pronunciation of 'axe'.

The word 'axe' however, has become an African-American slang for the word 'ask' which originally started as a Black folks protest against White folks during the British/American Slave Trade.
ffony · M
@swirlie Whom were - ???

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