Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Prom?

Welcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday folks as we gear up for prom season. I know y'all have seen those creative ways all over FaceBook and Instagram how teenagers are asking the objects of their affection to the big high school dance, and kudos to them for using such imagination! But I'm not really here to talk about all that. What I want to know is since when did the pronoun "the" get dropped when talking about "THE" prom, and when did it simply become known as "PROM"? I even heard a national newscaster this morning refer to it as Prom. YEE GADS, I guess the prom has now hit the upper echelon of success like other individuals who are privileged enough to go by one name like Beyoncé, Cher, Madonna and Prince.
Maybe it's just a regional thing? Perhaps I'm showing my age? But us old Yankees either went to the prom or we didn't. Right Larry David?
Seriously folks no one says, I'm going to Super Bowl, or I'm going to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, both of which are pretty iconic events if you ask me. It's just so weird and wacky that the prom, of all thangs, gets the grand distinction of the dropped pronoun. Anywho, I got to get in car, go to grocery store and bank, and later tonight I have dinner date. 
 





31 comments:

  1. Let me try it on for size. Let's go to prom. Um, no. Doesn't sound right. How about a few others? Let's go to movies. Let's go to mall. Let's go to park. Nope. Nope. And nope. Well, to be honest, this is the first time I hear of this. My daughter who is graduating from high school this year is still calling it 'the prom', so there's hope for humanity :)

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  2. I on't no nuffin bout no proms but I no whut you be meanin bout dem one wurd nameses, Dolly, das aww yu needs ta no.

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  3. I heard it called just Prom when I graduated 12 years ago. People are just getting lazier and lazier.

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  4. It's kinda like those crazy Brits and how they say "I'm going to hospital." They can justify it all they want, but it still sounds to me like speaking caveman.

    I'm going to kitchen and use toaster!

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  5. "Parton" me, did someBODY mention DOLLY ?!?!?!?

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  6. The prom is a HUGE deal!!! I went to a few of them, but mine was in 2006. My school rented a room in a hotel out in the city. Nobodies dress was less than $200. The men rented a tux. Tickets just to get in were $200 each and EVERYONE chipped in to be part of a party bus. The whole event was filmed and the DVDs were given to us as favors. I think it earned it's title...

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  7. My uncle did the reverse. He said he used to work at The Walmart

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    1. and for what it's worth, when I learned what I know of Japanese, there's no such thing as "the" in Japanese

      or "a" or "an".

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  8. Where I live we say the lawn needs mowed. Or the car needs washed. Dogs need feed. And I love it. No need to waste about the to be, to be, to be.

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  9. Everyone spends so much time at Wal-mart they want to take the away from everything.

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  10. LOL, I have never thought about this before... that's hilarious. Perhaps because they're so commonplace (i.e. at every school that they no longer need the title).

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  11. Prom? Prom? What happened to THE? Who would do such a thing? Well?

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