Languages all have formal vs. informal forms (and more varieties than that, and in more directions than just formal vs. informal). To use the inappropriate form for a situation is a sign of either ignorance or snobbishness. This “code shifting” is a sign of linguistic expertise—to be able to use the appropriate level of formality/vernacular in any particular situation.
So go ahead and continue to use the language appropriately! ;-)
OOOOOW poor Trixie!
Frankly I have real trouble remembering what’s been shown in the updated footage so far . . .
I do the same with a little mini-tree I have.
I think Natasha is planning ahead for a holiday tree she needs to decorate!
There’s actually a very good Chelsea Quinn Yarbro book told from Yorick’s point of view.
Betty, what were you thinking?
Concur . . . someone’s got to provide the warm hearth-fires and regular chow!
You really should read them—the various books in the Uplift saga by David Brin.