I do not know why but It drives me mad that everytime I see an American on a talk show they say "AXE" instead of "ASK". "Let me AXE you this....", (sigh) A-S-K aaaaaasssssskkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I do not know why so many States seem to adopt this accent. You can see it from anything "Judge Judy", "Hell's Kitchen", "Oprah", "Ellen", or just about any talk show. I must admit many actors and actresses seem trained to avoid this error, but it still pops up on tv as well. Is English so difficult? It seems so commonplace that AXE should mean Ask in an American dictionary.