I have been meaning to write a post about this for some time. The decline of our English language is bothering me…and what makes it even worse is that no one seems to be correcting our youth.
Let me give you just 5 examples of why F should NOT replace TH. First the actual word, then the word that people seem to replace them with.
This is open to a lot of confusion. Especially if you are going to work within the finance industry. You could lose your company a LOT of money!
I was always lead to believe that a frill was something you found on a dress or cake!
How on earth can you say ‘I fought’ and not sound like you have been in physical combat?
Say this after me ‘Three Thirsty Thieves’ – NOT ‘free firsty fieves’! How on earth can that mean anything?
You are getting ‘finner’ or want to be ‘fin’? What are you? A fish or something?!
I think you are getting the gist here! Our language is slowing sinking into a shameful depth of decline.
Thankfully (or maybe that should be ‘fankfully’?!) Ross and I made sure that we corrected Grace at an early age. We even recall her coming home from school to tell us that she had had to explain the ‘three’ and ‘free’ situation to one of her friends. During Year Two her teacher, Mrs King, did correct the children on their ‘th’s’ but now Grace is telling us that many of the teachers aren’t and, in fact, a number of them also can’t say their ‘th’s.
Please, if you find your child mispronouncing their ‘th’s’, please correct them. Otherwise, when they grow up, there is going to be an awful lot of people talking at cross purposes.
Does this annoy you? Do you have any examples of poor pronunciation?
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