14 2 / 2012

frezned:

overtheunderpass:

Idunno.

I reckon “idk” is the best for that. It’s not phonetically the same, but it represents the same proportion of less effort. You can’t be bothered saying all the letters of “I don’t know”; you can’t be bothered typing all the letters.

Fascinating question. I disagree wholeheartedly with Frezned’s suggestion of IDK. IDK doesn’t hit it at all…IDK is a difinitive declaration…where as I think what we’re looking for here is more of an “I don’t know and I don’t care that much” which is amazing that we can say that with absolutely no consonants. 

I personally type this as iono in this situation, which generally gets the point across 75% of the time. Phonetically though…any suggestions? Any linguists out there? 

  1. justife reblogged this from semperbi and added:
    "iunno".. fixed it guys dont worry about a thing
  2. aidiera reblogged this from aidiera and added:
    Reblogging myself because I’m a genius.
  3. thephoenixssong reblogged this from nutmegbirch and added:
    Just for a bit of contrast, I thought I’d put my input, um, in after TSG’s, purely because mine will be short and most...
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  5. theshcwawuzhere reblogged this from edwardspoonhands
  6. folketymology reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    So that’s a quick spectrogram of the vowel spoken here. The red dots estimate the formants and as you can see they...
  7. danielle729 reblogged this from edwardspoonhands
  8. squiddleknit reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    I was thinking about this a few weeks ago…
  9. theworldfromwayuphere reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    All I can think is “THAT’S CASSANDRA’S FRIIIIEEEEND!”
  10. bumfords reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    DAMN, I really want to know how to type it out now.
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  14. watsonette reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    I’ve used “Iunno.” I think I picked it up from my friend who says that a lot and that’s how she types it. But yes....
  15. maytheplurbewithyou reblogged this from edwardspoonhands
  16. gregor reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    Iyuhuh?
  17. niallwardvevo reblogged this from frezned and added:
    iunno
  18. a-mostpeculiarmademoiselle reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    I have this problem ALL THE TIME
  19. froggybangbang reblogged this from edwardspoonhands
  20. thenameishunter reblogged this from overtheunderpass and added:
    Uhdenu, your welcome… or maybe not? If not, I apologize
  21. inanidealworld reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    I know it’s not quite the answer you might be looking for, but to convey the idea of uncaring ignorance, I usually just...
  22. werkittillyouserket reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    I’m gonna take a whack at it and say: ahdunnuh. idunnuh.
  23. laquedegarance reblogged this from edwardspoonhands and added:
    As a foreign language major*, I’m absolutely baffled by this question and that doesn’t sit right with me. I need to...
  24. contemplatingjazz said: probably “iunno” maybe “iyyunno”
  25. captainstag reblogged this from edwardspoonhands
  26. theweirdname reblogged this from frezned and added:
    I think it’s really hard to get this across without the shrug. Everytime you said… that… during the video, you shrugged,...