Tuesday, 4 June 2013

for sure, for sure

I'm struggling to find an appropriate title for this post...

once upon a time, 'for sure' was introduced as a way of saying 'yes', 'certainly', for racing drivers. I remember Alain Prost was particularly fluent. It is now common parlance with native English speaking racers,  and can even replace a casual 'yeah'.

Martin Brundle famously contributed 'nodoubtaboutit' which if used as the trigger in a drinking game can be more dangerous than Mad Men.

I can understand 'Free Practice' becoming 'FP' but 'qually'... No.

However, this has now been topped by 'gapping'. Ugh.

1 comment:

  1. 'No' (meaning yes) is also becoming increasingly common. Maybe it is a contraction of "no, that's right"?