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  • There's also a doodad that plants the guy right over your web page saying, "This is a really good page and Imma let you see it...."

    *sigh*

    September 30, 2009

  • p.s. Among the disgusting array of quizzes my friends and acquaintances seem to take (endlessly) on Facebook, this one appeared in my feed yesterday:

    ____ took the "What Will Kanye Interrupt You Doing?" Quiz and the result was "arguing with your spouse."

    September 23, 2009

  • I vote for I'm'a, myself, as telofy suggests, but I have also seen it spelled I'mma, which works for me also, mainly because it acknowledges the more familiar contraction with the apostrophe, but it's not optimal. "Imma" does have the drawback that rolig points out.

    WTF is up with Kanye anyhow.*

    *not a real question.

    September 21, 2009

  • Bilby, the question is about where the expression "I'ma/Imma/I'm'a/I'm 'a/I'm a-" comes from, and how it should be spelled, when the "a" particle indicates the immediate future tense (in standard English we would say, "I'm going to let you finish"; Kanye said, "I'm'a let you finish.")

    September 21, 2009

  • Yes, thanks a lot, rolig. And I’m delighted to know that there are other people bothered by such uncertainties/inconsistencies. After consulting that article (and the poll, but I’m not sure that can be called “consulting�?) I’m unsure whether that space is really as omission-worthy as is implied there, after all it’s usually a slow process—stepping on a hyphen intermediately—that leads up to that degree of coalescence. However the bigger the gap the more ambiguous seems the stress to me; one might be prone to assign a secondary stress to the “’a�?. So I’m not entirely convinced, but inclined to settle for I’m’a as a viable utilitarian compromise. For now.

    September 21, 2009

  • Non comprendo.

    September 21, 2009

  • This very question is currently being discussed over at Language Log, Telo. Personally, I don't like the spelling "Imma", which looks like it should rhyme with the word "dimmer" (British received pronunciation). I would vote for "I'm 'a" since it's pretty clear that the "a" is a contraction of "gonna" (I'm going to > I'm gonna > I'm 'na > I'm 'a). I'm not sure Kanye actually pronounces a double "m", but if he does this would have arisen through assimilation of the "n" in "gonna".

    September 21, 2009

  • Yay, the meme has reached Wordie! :-)

    Bye the way, is Imma the canonical spelling for that or is it I’mma (or something else entirely)?

    September 21, 2009

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    September 21, 2009

  • Obnoxious way to interrupt someone and steal their moment, while wryly mocking that media train wreck that is Kanye West.

    Based on West's instantly infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video with his insane microphone-stealing shout out to Beyonce.

    Bob: Thank you Mr. Brown for having us in to give this sales presentation. We'd like to talk to you today about...

    Alfred: Yo, Bob, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but I just got to say our product is is one of the best products there is!

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    September 20, 2009

  • Obnoxious way to interrupt someone and steal their moment, while wryly mocking that media train wreck that is Kanye West.

    Based on West's instantly infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video with his insane microphone-stealing shout out to Beyonce.

    Bob: Thank you Mr. Brown for having us in to give this sales presentation. We'd like to talk to you today about...

    Alfred: Yo, Bob, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but I just got to say our product is is one of the best products there is!

    Urban Dictionary

    September 20, 2009