Slang up your Friday 1

Fun on Friday. Slang up your Friday 1.

When it comes to speaking, WE are lazy, we shorten whatever we can to speed things up & cut out the superfluous (überflüssig) fluff (Fluse).

So you’ve got your ‘gonna’, ‘wanna’, ‘gotta’ or ‘you’d like’ but also ‘you’d better’ amongst others.

The undisputed (unbestritten) star, the gold medal winner (for efficiency) – presenting on the winners’ podium (Siegertreppchen) ——— ‘AIN’T’! The contraction for ‘am not’, ‘is not’, ‘are not’, ‘has not’ and ‘have not’.

That’s all well and good, Mr teatime titbit man, we want some nice examples. Your wish is my command.

Here’s my top 5.

  1. If it ain’t (isn’t) broke, don’t fix it = Man soll nicht reparieren, was nicht kaputt ist.
  2. Life ain’t (isn’t) easy = Das Leben ist kein Zuckerschlecken
  3. There ain’t (isn’t) no such thing as a free lunch = Nichts ist umsonst
  4. “You ain’t (haven’t) seen nothing yet” = song title by the BTO band (1974).
  5. Ain’t (isn’t) half bad this ‘slang up your Friday’, malarkey (Quatsch) = Ganz gut.

Have a great weekend. Take care.

One thought on “Slang up your Friday 1

hehe, but: “Ain’t” ain’t a word ’cause “ain’t” ain’t in the dictionary.

Nevertheless, stop stressin’ about what people say especially those teachers at school with poor English skills trying to teach you proper English. Remember, if you ain’t got haters you ain’t poppin! (And here’s again our little new friend ain’t hihi) 😉

Thanks for your entertaining post. Always a pleasure getting insights into real language by a native speaker. TC

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