09-23-2013, 06:42 PM
"I don't really want to talk about it..."
"Uh, yeah, thanks for that? Try again." He said strictly.
Mary looked at her husband while holding Alex close to her, "David, this is not the time for that. He is still a little bit shaken from all that has happened, he does not need to speak properly in from of us anyway."
Mr. Rice did not like Alex speaking improperly. Throughout Alex's childhood, David had made Alex correct himself if he spoke like someone of the lower class. "Uh, is not acceptable. If you are still thinking about your response, you simply do not make a sound such as 'uh' unless you intentionally wish to sound idiotic. Yeah and thanks are slang for YES and THANK YOU. The correct forms are no more difficult to say than the slang, but slang is for the lower class and the lazy."
"Honey, please not now-"
"Mary, now is a perfect time. He has been around too many people who use that speech on a regular basis. Here, he should never speak that way."