He’s turning into a little mini-me in a lot of ways. For better or for worse.
Parenting forces you to come to terms with all sorts of flaws and quirks about yourself that you previously ignored. T1’s language explosion of the last 6 months has brought to light several words that I repeat frequently (overuse?) in my daily speech.
T1 has to go potty “really so bad”. He is really hungry. Really mad. I really mean it. It’s really important.
Pretty great. Pretty cool. Pretty quiet. Pretty bad. Give me an adjective, and I will put pretty in front of it.
This shortened form of because has almost become grating for me to hear ‘cuz he uses it so often. At first I was a little bit embarrassed, and then I started listening closer to the adults around me and on television and I realized that everyone is doing it! Is this a socially acceptable slang term, akin to what “like” will be in 15-20 years?
What words/phrases do you overuse? And can we take some time to talk about about America and the future of “like”? Because I use it constantly, and everyone younger than me uses it even more. Do other English speaking countries use it as frequently as we do?