Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Four Motharrr Russia

I've noticed that we all seem to have a little Russian in us... and if you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, just think about it. Here we are, English speakers, and every now and then we can't spit our words out in a intelligent native sounding sentence, instead we blurt out something that is a mix of English words scotch taped together in a spastic fashion For example:  My friend said "you want come with us"  the omission of the word "to" instantly transforms the sentence to a Eastern Bloc accent in my head and mockery swiftly spews forth from my mouth. It's sometimes humiliating (in a meeting at work..*unless it's someone else*) sometimes hilarious (anytime other than work). But seriously... it happens to everyone, the question is: Why? is it because we suck at our native language? or because some of us have incredibly intelligent & fast brains that our mouths can't keep up with? or because a momentary lapse of reason? Wikipedia seems to know the answer... it's called Cluttering   or tachyphemia. So check it out b/c that my friends, is what lets us speak English in Russian...

Another mystery solved Comrades....

-LS