Thursday, May 26, 2005

i used to go all night....then i got old

it's way past my bedtime. i remember when i could stay up until 5 in the morning, and then roll out of bed at 8 and be fine. now, if i'm not in the sack by midnight, i spend the next morning lurching around like an extra from "thriller".

(hope that link works for you, because it sure as hell wouldn't for me.)

anyway, after spending far more time on makeup than even tammy faye bakker in her prime, i'm finally getting around to my blog. (note: i was not applying makeup for 3 hours- merely ordering it on the behalf of my devoted avon customers. very little of it was for me, i swear.)

a few ideas came to me today. first, i was inspired by all the graduations taking place. i had this bright idea to dig up all of my graduation pictures (fifth grade, high school, and college), scan them in, and we could discuss my spirited haircolors. perhaps the scanner will feel like cooperating tomorrow.

other people's body hair, drivers who can't seem to understand that the passing lane is so called because when you're in it, you're supposed to be passing someone, and observations on relationships (not mine- it stays out of the blog) all seemed like worthy topics today, but i think i'll take a different route......and how do you pronounce r-o-u-t-e, anyway?
















Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English
15% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern



my score varies slightly each time i take the test, because there are a few words i pronounce various ways. i blame my mixed upbringing- 10 years on the east coast, 8 in the midwest, and my first four years were spent in wyoming and colorado. who were responsible for all the moves? my parents. therefore, once again, i can blame something on them. (not you, of course, mama.) anyway, the other breakdown i keep getting is 75% general american english, 15% dixie, and 10% yankee. i can trace it to pronouncing "route" both ways, as well as using both "diagonal" and "catacorner" (which i assume is what the scientific minds behind this test were aiming for with "cattycorner". )

while i'm thinking about it, what do you call a carbonated beverage? soda? pop? sodapop? coke? think about it, and then check this out. a discussion on that topic came out over dinner this evening. (for the record, it's "soda", despite what my hosts have been let to believe.)

whatever you want to call them, i believe i will need one of the caffienated cherry variety when i head off to work in a few hours.


oh- before i forget- would anyone else like to take a crack at the real names of various musicians? i'll post the answers thursday evening, as well as come up with a new list, if anyone's interested.

5 comments:

da sister said...

Your Linguistic Profile:
70% General American English
15% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

I'm blaming the 5% Dixie on living in Pensacola for 6 months.

sojourning crow said...

lotsa good stuff in there duff!! yea i dealt with the lady doing her hair in traffic today...IN THE LEFT LANE...yes, well aware of idiot drivers...i am tempted to steal the lego thriller, it's almost as good as the ASCII star wars...check out http://redvodka.blogspot.com/ for all those interesting quizzes.
thanks for visiting.

Larry said...

75% GAE
10% Yank
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Funny my family is from MO and IL and I only got 5% in any midwestern category.

Loved the Thriller link and thankfully am a man and have never been an actor, so never have to worry about makeup. Bodyhair on the other hand...

duff said...

ASCII star wars? you've piqued my curiousity.....

feel free to swipe the lego "thriller"- i have no problem sharing. i still haven't seen it, because i can't get the video to play on this computer. since i'm sure it'd crash my beloved relic, it looks like i'll be waiting until the weekend to watch it, anyway.

sojourning crow said...

duff, i left you some racecar sound links on my blog for your leisure. i will definite pilfer the "Thriller" and give you credit.
have a nice weekend...if you can't be good be careful