You sassy fucker
Okay so at first i thought the eye brow raise could have been a bit crude but NOW….. Ooo guuuuuurl, i am turned on by your clever.
okay let’s talk about english for a second
in linguistics we learned about how with english pronunciation rules
fish can be spelled ‘ghoti’ and still be pronounced the same way
in the word ‘enough’ the gh makes an F sound
in women, the o makes an ‘ih’ sound
and in words like solution or tution, the ti makes a ‘sh’ sound
ghoti can be pronounced ‘fish’.
But isn’t the reason we say those letters in those words that way because of the total formation of the word. Like, gh makes an F sound because it’s at the end of the word. But when gh comes at the beginning of a word, like ghost, it makes a hard-g sound.
And the reason why ti makes a shh sound is because of the total sound of “tion” as “shun”.
So no, ghoti cannot be pronounced fish.
i’ve been angry about this for my entire life
so at like 1 am yesterday my friend and i were talking and for some reason we were talking about languages and then just mid conversation i stop and i look at her and say “slurred language. slanguange. slang.” and she just stared back at me like she just witnessed the creation of the universe
that’s not actually where it comes from (we don’t really know, but best guess is it comes from cons’ language - as in the language cons speak in, since slang was originally used to talk about the language used by criminals and such), but that is a fun idea
What a facetious cunt.