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How I finally succumbed to 'innit'
I have had a thing about the word ‘innit’ for while. A fair few people I know use this word. For many years I detested the word and all those who said it.
In fact I would go as far to say that whenever someone used that word I would swear at them with my inner voice.
And it wasn’t one of those kind of swears either but the type that my great uncle would be proud of.
He was a master of the Punjabi swears. Not that one condones such swears but they do have their time and place.
Like 10.17pm last Sunday night when I was watching Euro 2012.
Back to the issue in question.
Well, I‘m not sure ‘innit’ is a word but more of phrase as it is made up of two different words. I will leave that open to debate.
The problem is, having been around certain folk for so long, I actually found myself uttering that horrible word.
Yes, the ‘innit’ has made an appearance and I am deeply ashamed. But should I be so embarrassed?
Who cares if you use the word ‘innit’?
Using the word ‘innit’ does not mean you are stupid in anyway. But it may mean you are heading in that direction.
Maybe it is the age thing and sooner or later the brain cells simply could not cope with the pressure.
The strangest thing is seeing people use the word without ever knowing they have used it.
Just last week someone was talking about how they loved the Olympic torch coming to Lancashire.
And in agreement to this wonderful spectacle they said ‘innit’.
This was news to me as I had always thought ‘innit’ could only be used at the end of a sentence. I had no idea you could use it to agree with someone.
This was indeed a step too far and I decided I would stick to saying the word ‘innit’ only when surrounded by other people suffering from the affliction.