the killer schwa

July 15, 2009

You know how things are always Killer? That ride was KILLER! No, really, the downhill is KILLER! I swear, the new Transformers movie is totally KILLER! (Okay, I made that last one up.)

You know what’s killer at my house? The Schwa. Seriously. When my kids want to make a point, to express disgust, anger, resentment, defiance, whatever, they add the killer schwa to the end of the last word in any sentence (or, you know, sentence fragment).

Like this: “Maddy(ah)! Stop changing the channel(ah)!”

Or this: Ian takes Holden’s Reeses Peanut Butter cup. “IAN(ah)!”

Or even this: “Maddy, no. Swimsuits have to cover both the top and the bottom.” “MOM(AH)!”

I don’t know when this killer schwa entered our language, but I want it out.



7 Responses to “the killer schwa”

  1. KanyonKris Says:

    Make them schwab the deck.

  2. jruss Says:

    I blame it entirely on Metallica.

  3. forgingahead Says:

    Good luck with that…let us know how it goes 🙂

  4. bikemike Says:

    at least it’s not “scha-wing” or however wayne and garth say it.

  5. tonks Says:

    We get killer diphthongs at our house, as in, “Ama-anda! Mo-om! Da-ad!”

    PS The word moist has a diphthong in it. Tell Kim.

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