Interested in Language
The accepted phrase, as far as I know, is "talk to the hand". I've never heard it used with "my" and as far as I'm concerned, "speak to the hand" isn't correct and it certainly isn't funny so I don't know why that would be a joke.
@emsr2d2, thank you. I could be wrong about the "my". It might have been 'speak to the hand' in the series. The series 'Outsourced' is about American call center jobs being outsourced to India. So, there are many cultural and language misunderstandings causing humor, and this is one of them.
I am curious to know if 'talk to the hand' is used in the UK as well. Thank you.
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diaspora there). I am not sure if I can say - I find this disingenuous. (not sure if this is the right usage of the word 'disingenuous'). But I too find it funny, although there is nothing like British comedy for language related humor.