Tuesday, December 06, 2011

It's a Regional Thing

Two different people today at work described something demonstrably stupid as being "reTAHded".

I love it here!


Ruth said...

Heh, it has its downsides. I was 10 (I think?) when I recall my dad having a conversation with someone that went:

Person: did you heah about the fiah?
dad: the what??
Person: the Fiah!
dad: I still don't understand what you're saying.
me: the FIRE dad, like a fire hydrant??

my parents were born/raised in the mid-west, I was expressly forbidden to drop my R's as a child....

Old NFO said...

LOL, you start talking like that and we'll have a hellva time understanding you :-)

Ambulance Driver said...

And don't forget its polar opposite, "Wicked smaht."

Jay G said...

No no, AD.

A *person* would be "wicked smaht". Something good would be "wicked pissah".

Suldog said...

By the same token, something could be "wicked retahded". "Wicked" is just New England for "Very".