But it makes their women sound sexy. This isn’t meant as a criticism of how they talk.
This came to me because of this article by a British journalist about American troops in Iraq, where in one of the later paragraphs, says an American Captian did something “off his own bat”. It thought at first he was saying he was crazy for doing it. But I think it means he was showing initiative.
Also why is a New York Post film critic embedded in Iraq?