Sunday, November 7, 2010
"You want these ones or those ones?" I hear this 20 times a day before I get sick of it and tune out. What is it with Utahns that they have to tack "ones" on the end? I'm no grammarian but I know that "would you like this or that?" is correct. And it's always parents saying it to their children who then start using it and teaching it to their children and it becomes ingrained in the DNA. Just like they teach them to leave the "T" out of the middle of words. We don't have mountains around these parts, we have mou-ains. And bu-ains instead of buttons. And we have lovely signs that advertise a "yard sell". It's called a "long A" people! And now my fingers are tired from using all these quotation marks. Probably incorrectly.