Okay, people have asked me about my use of spelling like "coupla," "gotta," and "haveta" as well as my use of contractions like "'em" for "them".
This reflects at least three primary cultural influences.
- Homer J Simpson, a master of simplicity and of living in the moment; the latter being my fondest unfulfilled aspiration, or as Mr Simpson would say, "d'oh!"
- Jane Austen, a master of understatement, responsible for my description of Situations as Unfortunate, as well as my Recent Unwellness. The Unfortunate Aftermath of Jane Austen-related Cinema is my Temporary Tendency to speak in Really Bad Pseudo-Victorian Language.
- I'm from Jersey, which is to say, How YOU Doin'?