I have been listening to a few British, American and South African TV programs of late, and they’re causing me a great deal more concern than all this global warming we keep hearing about. Why? Because I suspect there is a degenerative brain disease doing the rounds that apparently causes good people to gradually lose control of their speech facility.
Beware folks, it starts innocently enough, with a word here or there, but soon we won’t be able to understand one another. The youth are most at risk.
The word that currently has sufferers flummoxed is “NUCLEAR”
I’ve been hearing “NEWKILLER”, “NEWKEWLAR”, even “NOOKULUR” – anything but the proper pronunciation. One’s heart goes out to these poor folk who are so sadly afflicted, and one wonders where it will all end…. Possibly even a Newkiller blast.
So, if you feel an attack of IM (Idiotic Mispronunciation) coming on, open up your browser and say after me, “NEW…CLEAR”
See? It’s not only possible, it’s laughably simple and jolly good fun.
Say it 20 times after meals and soon the repetition will burn new synaptic pathways and the disease ravaged old neurons will simply take the psychopath to that big old cranium in the sky.
Like all those other dread diseases, let us rid the planet of IM today.