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Posted on: Wednesday 10/03/2018 01:58:42


  • kittenheel Says:
    I love everything about this!


  • Fritz The Bootlegger Says:
    Is that a banana tree?

  • lermontov Says:
    I'm jealous! I have absolutely no talent like that!

    Good luck at the writing class and keep pushing forward.

  • Simon Says:
    I know bugger all about music, but it sounded good to me.

    And I have to add, as I so often do on such occasions, that I never entirely adjust to the idea that so many of my friends in the US have American accents.

  • lunamor Says:
    Hehe, love the Elvis touch at the end. That was great!


  • knifeboy Says:
    Thanks, all. I'm glad you liked it, Mary. Steve, yes. My sister's patio is lined with them. They do grow in Ohio. When cold weather comes, you have to cut them down and cover them. Thanks, Lerm. I'e got a lot of irons in the fire with the writing at the moment. Simon, there are different accents. If you could hear it, I'm know Jess and Susan would sound totally different to you on the phone. I hate mine. It's a weird mix of mid-Western and New Jersey/New York. In the same sentence, I might say "up there" (up-er) and "You guys" (you'se guys). It annoys even me.

  • kittenheel Says:
    Simon, you would be horrified if you heard me talk. In fact, if I ever am in a situation of having to talk with you, I plan to have a surrogate, to whom I will give written notes so as not to kill you outright.

  • Fritz The Bootlegger Says:
    I’ve heard Mary talk. She has a lovely accent. 8/10.

  • kittenheel Says:
    I don't have an accent. Y'all do.

  • lunamor Says:
    Hehe, I have to say, I love your voice too, Mary.

  • Simon Says:
    Don, it’s funny you should say that. I have a FB friend who now lives and works in New Jersey, and he referred to it as ‘Jersey’. When I pointed out, with polite sarcasm, that Jersey was an island in the English Channel, he said ‘It’s worse. We pronounce it Joi-Zee.’

    And don’t worry, Mary. It’s not a matter of accents jarring (all right. There are exceptions). It’s just the way that we have a mental image of how people talk that’s more a reflection of what we’re used to than what is real.

  • Fritz The Bootlegger Says:
    Simon, of all the “New” states, only New Jersey drops the New. New York, New Hampshire, New Mexico (obviously) all keep it. New Jersey is just Jersey.

    And no they fucking do NOT pronounce it Joizee except those assholes in friggin’ Bayonne and thereabouts. I’m from the Shore and we pronounce the “R” there. Joizee is a New York accent.

  • kittenheel Says:
    That's so weird that New Jersey is the only state that drops "New." I never thought about that before. I always thought the "Joizee" thing was strictly old school and was dying out with each successive generation.

  • lunamor Says:
    And people STILL think they need foreign currency when visiting here.

  • Fritz The Bootlegger Says:
    Mary, I fear it’s actually getting worse. The more New Yorkers (especially God damn Staten Islanders) move to Jersey, the more their accent is infecting Jersey. It’s like a God damn dialect plague. It’s been a few years since I’ve been back but it sounds worse every time. It was always restricted to the Northeast along the Hudson valley and the counties along NY Harbor and across from Staten Island. My grandfather was born in Newark in 1907, my dad was born in Newark in 1941, and neither had that accent. But then again both were highly educated. My dad moved to Chicago in 1944 or 45 and never had a Chicago accent. His sister on the other hand....oh boy. Midwestern to the bone.

  • lunamor Says:
    I love the Chicago accent because it feels like home.

  • kittenheel Says:
    Yes, there is something oddly comforting about that Upper Midwestern honk they use in Chicago.
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