Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Your little princess is my little whore



Your little princess is my little whore
She can't hurt me anymore
This post is actually about the expression "anymore". There is a new and, to my mind incorrect and therefore evil, usage of this term in the land. I've been hearing people use this term more and more like so: "My car is useless anymore." This strikes me as a double negative. The proper expression would be "My car is of no use anymore." or "I can't use my car anymore." Am I the only one hearing this? Or, if you're hearing it too, does it sound as weird (and by weird I mean wrong and ignorant) to you as it does to me? It's hard for me to even formulate incorrect usages like this. They sound to me like "I'm always hungry anymore." What?!?! Any other cunning linguists out there noticing this abomination?

15 comments:

Felic said...

Reminds me of recent history when a lot of people (here on LI anyway) used to end all thier sentences with "but," even when there WASN'T a "but."
It's kind of an abomination I suppose but the language evolves and people like to play with it, y'know?

Solitaire said...

I've heard it, but not often enough to take notice... I'll have to watch for it now though!

It sound wrong and weird to me as well...

Happy Wednesday!

Oº°‘¨t®ãg‘°ºO said...

"I cannot take this anymore,..saying everything I've said before"

from One Step Closer by Linkin Park


At least the rockers are still using it right ;)

The Melody Censor said...

I've not heard this usage of anymore until now, but I found it difficult to even read. I found myself correcting the sentences in my brain...hmmm.

yep, it's me.... said...

OH YEAH! ---
I have heard people, I mean folks, say it - but it always seemed to be someone who lived or grew up - let's say ... not near a ....city.....
new yorkers trying to hickafy themselves?
see how easy it is to make up a word?
Hickafy
they be tryin' to hickafy

Miss Understood said...

I think it's a punctuation mistake.

I'm always hungry. Anymore?

LoL.

Aaaaaaargh! I know what you mean!

lime said...

well, it's like really getting on my nerves anymore. oh and another gripe of mine is when someone pluralizes you.....waitress: 'yous guys needs anything?' aaaaaack!!!

MG said...

you know, I had not thought about it much, but now that you mention it YEAH, I HAVE heard that used like that. Hmmm... I think the fact that this bothers you actually makes you a little hotter, lol... :)

Jodes said...

nasty pic...

Green Eyes said...

I have yet to hear that one, but I correct people's grammar all the time. I blame my mother for this!

AndyT13 said...

It's actually very bad form to correct people's grammer especially in public. They don't appreciate it and you look like a jerk. Better to let them make fools of themselves.

SeaRabbit said...

That happens all the time... and in French too... I have a co-worker who is always using the wrong verb when saying if... hard to translate that in English, but pretty annoying...
Also... when someone say 'Mets tes souliers dans tes pieds'?? (Put your shoes in your feet... )Ouch... poor feet...

CyberWarlock said...

I was actually just having this conversation with a friend of mine the other day at her, and other people's, improper use of "anymore".

AndyT13 said...

Good. I'm glad I'm not the only one! :-)

Marilyndrew said...

I agree ... but I still find this art sort of creepyhot.