I know it’s been a while since we’ve posted, but luckily for you, I had an experience today that flared up the ol’ anger hemorrhoid like George Brett after a 5th of scotch and a bad BM. What was this travesty I encountered, you ask? What could have rattled me so bad to throw me back to my proverbial punching bag of a blog? What was this experience that hit me harder than Chris Brown’s right hook at Rihanna?
The answer my friends, is that in the office today, within 5 minutes of each other, spoken by two separate professional businessmen, the phrases “irregardless” and “git ‘r done” were uttered in my general vicinity.
Now I’m a rational man (don’t read my other posts), and was able to let “irregardless” slip. Technically, it is a word, despite its obvious redundancy, and it does cue me to dumb down my vocabulary when speaking to the elocutionist. Instead of “We need to develop a mitigation plan to ensure these inconsistencies don’t occur in the future,” I now know to say to this person “You gotta fix this shit.”
However, when this socially digressive word was paired with the bane of all maxims, “Get ‘r done,” my body just shut down from the worst form of overload imaginable. You may ask, “Well did you say something, or correct them?” The answer is no; simply and surely because my body slipped into a coma as its only defense.
“Git ‘r done” is the worst phrase developed by mankind, and I use that word loosely. It is the proclamation of the inept, the declaration of the idiot, the summation of a life devoted to nothing but incompetency. It is deficient in its existence, and even less acceptable in its assertion. It is an immediate disqualification upon a life of knowledge and self-betterment; a phrase that insists upon itself, claiming victim after ignorant victim. The reason that this saying exists is the very reason that I despise it. It is a disease. It must be eradicated.
Please, I beg of you, save our society. Refuse to acknowledge the sanctity of “Git ‘r done.” Revolt against its stranglehold on our vocabulary. Defend your intelligence, fortify your mind, preserve all that has not been tainted. Those of you who fight in this struggle, know that you are not alone.