I love that old 80s song, “I wanna be a cowboy” but it does remind me how much I loathe the term ‘wanna’ which seems to be creeping into our language and is promoted by many a famous blog. ‘Wanna’ is up there with ‘kinda’ and ‘gonna’ as commonplace contractions in spoken English, but when these ‘common’ contractions occur in considered writing, my rant radar goes off, along with the misuse of ‘like’, ‘awesome’ and ‘guys’, the latter lazily thrown about as if a non-gendered form of address.
Resist the destruction of written English! Or just sing,
Yippy yippy yi, yippy yippy yi yo yo
Oh, yippy yippy yo yo!
Have you also noticed this ‘wanna’,’kinda’ language appearing too often for your liking?