You read that right… Axed me. This is simple a New York thing I suppose, it could be just a local thing. Having spent a few years not here though It drives me a bit crazy. I don’t want to be axed… truthfully I don’t want to be asked either but its preferable to being axed.
Mom is of course good for this, here is an example using several other things I have talked about on here.
“So I says to her, Let me axe you a question…”
This, of course makes my teeth itch, and no, that isn’t a good thing. Happens all the time here on the island though, people constantly axing people things. Apparently it isnt a crime… although it feels like one to me.
In most parts of the world someone asking if the can axe you a question would have some serious repercussions. Sure, it’s polite and all that but who wants a polite murderer.
No, you cannot axe me a question. You can, ask me though. 🙂
- Lizzie Borden Took An Axe (costumediscounters.com)