There appears to be an increasing trend (or I’m just noticing it more often) of people ignoring the “g” in the “ing” suffix. So the word “driving” becomes “driveen“.
Over lunch today, I heard a CBC reporter say “een” instead of “ing” repeatedly in one report, and it wasn’t very subtle, either.
One high-profile person that says “een” instead of “ing” is George Clooney. Listen for it next time you hear him speak — it’s subtle, but it’s there. I’m a big fan of George Clooney, but I find it a little unbecoming.
I notice these things. I can’t help it.