The lazy tongue syndrome

Young people seem to have a problem using their tongues when they speak English. They speak as if they have no tongues. Their words are slurred. If you don't know what I mean, try speaking English while leaving your tongue limp and flat in your mouth - that's how they sound.

If you still don't know what I mean, try listening to the radio station 98.7 after midnight when the lines are open for song requests. I know I'm not the only one having problems making out what they say because the DJ constantly asks callers to repeat what they just slurred or she has to repeat after them to ensure that she deciphered them correctly.

It's not only youth on the radio but also the youth in reality. I met a guy with the lazy tongue syndrome who speaks like his brain was half asleep. Amazingly, he was instantly cured whenever he was put in bed. He spoke with extreme clarity and assertiveness whenever that brain of his - the one below - was awakened. His tongue also gets hyperactive in other tasks.

I can't explain this phenomenon. Perhaps this is proof that a man's brain is in his penis.

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Hahahaha! Interesting post

David said...


SG is not the only place with this problem.
Here in the states many young people talk so fast one can hardly understand what they are saying.

There are so many accents from different countries, (130+) that at times one feels that one is in a foreign country.

If you ever enter through Miami ro Los Angeles international airport you would hear this first hand.

BTW, could you post a video someday so we can hear you?


Yu-Kym said...

Post a vid of me talking like that? :D

Anonymous said...

YK, If you tongue twist or tease my P brain, it will grow more intelligent, sing praises and spill lots of love for you.

Yu-Kym said...

Kfr, speaking in metaphors makes you sound brainy!

Rock Hard said...

Oh yes...I know what you mean when you mention those fools who speak like they just got several jab of numbing liquid drugs into their gum by the psychotic dentist.
Sometimes, I feel like giving them a hard slap and use my fingers to pry their tongue out.

Yu-Kym said...

Rock Hard, glad you didn't choose to become a dentist. Otherwise may would have died in your chair!