Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Arghhhhh!

TGI Friday's has an ad out where this guy drinks his buddy's Kung Pao sauce because it's in a shot glass and he thinks it's a drink.
Then the other guy says, "That was my kung pao sauce for my SRIMP."
Why do people say 'srimp' instead of shrimp?
Are they intentionally trying to drive me crazy? Are they really that stupid?
If you say srimp instead of sHrimp, we may have trouble continuing to be friends. Please don't admit it if you do.
Thank you.

12 comments:

Holly in Cincinnati said...

I would NEVER do that!

Lulu Maude said...

Maybe they think that it sounds more refined. British, even.

Lulu Maude said...

Americans just LOVE British accents.

Karen Zipdrive said...

No, no, no.
Srimp is the culinary equivalent of NEWcular.
It's just wrong.

Shelley said...

Is it better or worse than prawns?

Elayne said...

It's a dialect thing, Karen. "Shr" is a tricky vocal combination for a number of people. I notice particularly that African-Americans (maybe it's just NY-area black folk) use "sr" instead of "shr." I consider this dialect shift to be a far different matter than "nu-kyu-lar," though...

Karen Zipdrive said...

I don't recall any of my black friends saying srimp.
It ain't no dialog shift, it's just goofy is what it is.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Prawns are just giant shrimp- to call regular shrimp prawns is just pretentious.

dusty said...

I haven't had the "pleasure" of seeing that dippy commercial yet..praise jesus.

BigSis said...

I ax myself the same question all the time. Irregardless, I'm also against it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

ai yi yi.

Nancy said...

I never noticed the srimp. I'll have to listen more closely. The people who make me want to run screaming from the room are the people who pronounce "sherbet" with an extra r - "sherbert." Eek. Meanwhile, my WV cousin was telling us just the other day how much she loves "them man-DEER-in oranges." Yes, them's good.