Saturday, December 20, 2008

A New Word for the Dictionary?

I was reprimanded today for not keeping up my blog. :) I know it is so annoying that I don't post often. I'm going to try to do better.

I've been thinking about this for a while. Have you seen the Circuit City ad where the lady is talking to this huge camera? She says something like, "I don't understand. You have one price online and a whole nother price in the store?" Now, as far as I know, nother is not a word. I say it all the time. I heard someone say it today when I was at book club. I only noticed because I've been thinking about it since I've seen that commercial. I think it's pretty common and I don't even notice it usually, but it really stuck out to me in this commercial.

Hold on. Wait a minute. As I was rambling on about nother not being a real word I thought I'd check just to make sure. There it was on! It is classified as "informal" but it is there. Well. Now I can say it without a second thought. It makes me feel free in a way.
(This is one of my dumbest posts yet, but since I took the time to type it out, I'm going to post it.)


Sandy said...

Just because it is in the dictionary does not mean it is proper. It just means it is a word.
Come on Utah!?

Tamara said...

I think it is a great post and I have never thought of it. I just assumed you could right it like 'nother or something. You know because we American's are lazy in our speech.

Julie J. said...

Hey, did I say it?... Because I'm not sure, but I think I do sometimes... I also say gunnu instead of going to. It drives Matt crazy.

Kim said...

It wasn't you.