No, Drue’s would have been more effective if he had not made the your/you’re mistake. As it is, I couldn’t get over it enough to appreciate the humor.
The crotches remarks, though…I love how her friends were just instantly on that within the next minute.
It might be surprising that I knew the word “crotch”, but not the word “crutch”. I blame this inconsistency in my english vocabulary on American TV series, where the word “crotch” is far more often used than the word “crutch”.
BTW: Is it only slang for penis? I thought it counted for both sexes?
I pronounce Crotch using an “ah” sound. Definitely different than crutch, nonetheless, even if accents are slightly different throughout the USA. EnglishLady is just jealous because her country isn’t a super power anymore.
Ummm, no. In most dialects of American English “crotch” and “crutch” are not pronounced exactly the same. In the most common dialects, the vowel sound in “crotch” is the same as in “ought” (ɑ)and the vowel sound in “crutch” is the same as in “hut.” (ʌ) And ugh, the word “lousy” is sooo 20th century…
Also, a crotch isn’t a penis. It’s the area of the lower body where the top of your legs meet your torso. So yeah, definitely penile area, but not quite exactly the same.
But forget that! Chris’ ballsy response FTW! (no pun intended)
Ni hao, from the amount of z’s in the sentence I would’ve guessed more eastern europe. Spent some time in Sweden and that’s not Scandinavian (from my limited knowledge of the language)
And seriously, no-one in England is jealous of America. You can call yourself a “super power” all you like but to the rest of the world you’re likea five year old child juggling nuclear war heads. We fear you only because of the stupidity (most) of you show and the weaponary you own.
I am prepared to get slated but seriously, you voted George Bush in charge, how do you think you’re gonna look to the rest of the world? There are nice smart Americans I’m sure, but I’ve only met two
1. Everyone on here is so desperate to make fun of someone else, people keep jumping on each other for stuff that doesn’t even make sense. If you’re going to call some stupid because of something they’ve done, make sure you’re right. It’s so annoying to see everyone insulting each other, and 30 % of the time, there’s nothing to even insult about.
2. Why the country bashing? As an American, I admit that our country isn’t up to par right now, some of our ideologies are misguided, and we’ve done some silly stuff. But one American says England is jealous, and you go off insulting? You have to know there are more than two intelligent Americans. If you don’t know that, you’re not very smart yourself. Why do people feel the need to insult each other’s country?
Let’s stick to spelling/grammar mistakes. Not whether crutches are wooden.
Mocking the American’s was so much fun, and so easy when Bush was around, but with Obama we can’t do it anymore (well not with as much conviction anyway). I’m glad to see that Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi has stepped up to take the crown as the World’s Idiot and in the process taint every other Italian. Bravo Silvio.
This site is indeed becoming lame. People should really skim the comment section before they post… about 5 people have now explained the difference in pronunciation between “crutch” and “crotch,” and several more have explained what a crotch is. We get it. Now I also feel lame for scrutinizing a Lamebook comment thread. Dammit.
You’ve never had a Pit-Grind? Or a Dirty French Woman? You hvaen’t lived until a crotch is mounted under your arm and the legs are wrapped around your shoulders for support. At least that’s what I’m assuming.
On the repetition of comments issue; Yeah it is annoying when virtually the same question/explanation is written again and again and again. But then again, anyone who doesn’t have a whole hour of their time to spend reading every single comment under every single post has to cut the process down a little. If I come upon a post rather late in the game and it already has over 50 comments I usually get bored halfway through and skip down to what I’m about to say.
So, in saying that.. Who wants my definition of crutches?!
I know we don’t all have time to read all the comment threads in their entirety, but if you pay enough attention to notice that some idiot said crutch and crotch are pronounced the same way, wouldn’t you also notice that 3 people had already told that person off directly below the original comment? Oh well, it really doesn’t matter.
So jelly, what’s a crutch?! Is that like a penis?!?!? I don’t get it!!