Aww Snap! We’re Getting Fancy.

I’ve noticed a trend here in Alabama that baffles me, yet amuses me beyond anything else. The intentional mispronunciation of particular words for the sake of sounding a “tad bit sophisticated”. Hardy har har, you’ve got to be kidding, right?


Here are a couple of examples that I’ve recently been presented with:

“Mollie, do you wanna run over to the ice cream stand and get some scha-veyed ice?” (Scha-veyed = spelled Shaved.)

“Mollie, we’re heading downtown to the club. It’s called the E-Light.” (spelled Elite).

“Mollie, would you like to go with us to Lake Jerdan?” (Lake Jordan).

I’ve declined all things above, simply because the intentional mispronunciation sends me flying into hysterics, and then frustration. 

Does one scha-vey their legs? Is Michael Jerdan a basketball player as well? Am I being an E-light-ist jerk?

Scratching my head. What’s with making changes to everyday words? You don’t sound sophisticated. You sound like a bunch of imbeciles.Image


About Trees Without Roots

I'm a sometimes spunky, sometimes brooding Southern woman who is still trying to find my roots. I come from a travelling Military upbringing, and I hope to one day plant my feet firmly into the ground, and settle. I have no real theme going here, just a bit of randomness that is my life. I hope you enjoy.

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