What words/phrases make you cringe?
• United States
8 Feb 07
There are two that I hear a lot where I am currently living. I am originally from further south than where I currently live, so it isn't a 'southern' thing. I imagine it is just something odd about this area. The first is the incorrect use of 'seen' for 'saw.' Instead of saying 'I saw that terrible accident yesterday" the people here say, "I seen that terrible accident yesterday." I have lived here almost 13 years and I'm still not used to it! The second is use of the word 'bath' for 'bathe.' Instead of saying, "I am going to bathe the baby" the folks here say, "I'm going to bath the baby." I'm sure I say things that they find equally as odd, as every small area of the country has different dialects.