Why Do People Say “AX” Instead of “ASK”?

Season 6 Ep 011/4/2018

Let me ax you something you might not have thought about before. Why do some people use the word “Ax” in place of the word “Ask”? Well while “AX” might be seen as lower class, it actually has a long tradition in the English language that goes back over a thousand years. So why are people who say “Ax” instead of “Ask” frequently stigmatized as unitelligent and unsophisticated? Watch the episode to find out.

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