Silly Diminutives

Here’s an expression that bugs the living hell out of me. I see it and hear it all that time, and I cringe every time. “Addy” used for “address”. I just saw it in a couple of postings and mails. “I’ll send you my email addy” and such. It sounds stupid, it is no shorter than the full word spoken and saves a scant three characters written, and it is just plain annoying. This isn’t a full boil clock tower thing, but just one of those low level annoyances that slowly irks the crap out of me.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.