One of the best things about being a blogger is that I am my own editor. Some people may cringe (Hi, Amie!) when they see my run-on sentences, my poor punctuation and my-over-use-of-hyphens, but I don’t have to type right if I don’t want to. I realize this makes me sound like a child, but whatever. Nanny-nanny-boo-boo.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t cringe when I read other blogs (come on, people, use your spell-check) or hear people say things like, “a-whole-nother”. Seriously. Kill me now.
Now, I need my readers to settle a dispute between me and two of my friends about a statement people frequently make. Here goes…
I say, “All of a sudden”. Keep in mind, the “a” does not come out like a Canadian, “eh”, but more of a Midwestern, “uh”. One of my friends says this makes me sound not Canadian, and not Midwestern, but rather West Virgina holler-like.
My friend Bean, says, “All the sudden”. I think this sounds Midwestern. We tend to leave out “of” and “to be”. Instead we say, “The car needs washed”. I am proud to be a corn-fed, Midwestern, but this just doesn’t sound right to me.
My friend Amy, says, “All of the sudden”. I still think it’s wrong, but I will give her extra credit for putting an “of” in there.
We have spent hours debating this. Please, people, settle this for me.
Tell them I’m right!