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|02-28-2020 11:30 PM|
Hi MEL - what Harold-D-D doing tonight ?
Beau, just passing time...listening to Trump rally, in SC. >> good speech.
|02-28-2020 11:20 PM|
|melbrod|| You guys are boring. |
But I'm done with my taxes!!
|02-28-2020 10:36 PM|
Talked to SP tonight via text.
- her monitor crashed & she has to work all weekend
- needs her baby sleep, so turning in early
I think she misses us all.
And I told her, 30k was achieved today...O'h the madness, she created.
- our Chicken Hawk creator
MA can go to bed now !!
- nothing bad here
|02-28-2020 10:14 PM|
So we have quite a few odd names here in the Pacific NW. Puyallup and Sequim have already been mentioned. |
Back in the 70's, I was taking some geography classes form our local state university. One class was on the "Geography of the Pacific NW". It was being taught by a visiting professor from Britain.
In any case. Portland sits at the confluence of two rivers: The mighty Columbia and The Willamette, which is pronounced will-AM-it.
The proffessor started off his course discussing these two rivers and their significance to local human civilization, both the indigenous people and the westward migrating settlers.
He continually pronounced the Willamette "willa-MET, just as it is spelled. He finally figured our due to the hems and haws amid polite coughs that he was mispronouncing our local river!
He took the correction very well.
One of my favorites is Spokane WA, which is pronounce spoh-CAN.
|02-28-2020 09:59 PM|
|02-28-2020 09:51 PM|
Natchitoches, (Nack-a-tish) the original French colony in Louisiana, is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.
I never knew how to pronounce that one, always thought it sounded like Nacogdoches, TX, which is pronounced like it looks, except for the "g"- (NAK-ə-DOH-chis)
|02-28-2020 08:17 PM|
I grew up in Lousiana; we had some tough names too... |
I've got a year to renew my license before I have to redo the whole thing.
|02-28-2020 07:56 PM|
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|02-28-2020 07:52 PM|
Originally Posted by Fitzmar Dobermans View Post
I also like a good stinky soft cheese and while I like brie the one I really, really like on crackers is camember (I probably spelled that wrong too--I'm on a roll with spelling lately). It's even stinkier than brie.
|02-28-2020 07:47 PM|
|02-28-2020 07:47 PM|
Thou doth wonder, if a tree falls 'i a forest and nobody's around to hark it, doth it compose a sound?
|02-28-2020 07:45 PM|
|02-28-2020 07:45 PM|
I'm currently reading Assassin's Fate, which is book 3 of the Fitz & The Fool trilogy and sadly, the last in the entire long series...so I'm taking my time with it because I don't want it to end LOL. What a journey it's been so far and our Fitz is now 60! And in this final book, Robin Hobb is really tying everything together: some of the previous characters reappear, and other previous characters and places get mention. Dragons, elderlings, liveships, the pirate isles, it's all there and I'm less than 20% into the book. |
How do these authors keep all of the details together like that? Heck, I have enough problems remembering what I drove to Kroger for
If any of you have any more recommendations like this, please let me know!
|02-28-2020 07:41 PM|
But since the Lushootseed's are in fairly short supply and if you say Pew-awl-up to a Washingtonian they'll laugh and call you a foreigner.
So if you are trying to pass as a native you'll get by with Pew-allop.
I could drop some of the other derived from local indian place names--I'd try but I can't spell most of them. Even something as straight forward as Snohomish stops people in their tracks.
Come to think of it Seattle is another one that is regularly mispronounced. And Spokane (Spo-can) and I know some guys who were born and raised in Spokane who told me they regularly got in knock down drag out fights with kids from visiting sports teams who regularly called it Spo-cane.
But then when I first moved to Southern California there were a number of hispanic names that foiled me every time.
|02-28-2020 07:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
I've never figured out why non-Washingtonians try to start it off as if it was Pi or Pie. It's really Pew as in "pew, that stinks..."
Everyone tries to make it much more complicated than it really is.
|02-28-2020 07:22 PM|
Pew--allop (as in gallop but drop the 'g')
|02-28-2020 07:02 PM|
|Cressrb||Wow, do I get a prize for 'thanking' and 'liking' more posts than I can count right now. You were all so funny and deserving and smart and made me lol.|
|02-28-2020 06:42 PM|
Guess what I found out when I was filling out my income tax forms today.... |
My driver's license expired last September.
Guess what I'll be doing on Monday.
|02-28-2020 05:59 PM|
OK, people. It is almost 6 o'clock and I am still working (at home) |
(with a glass of wine on my desk)
This is wrong!!
|02-28-2020 05:35 PM|
|02-28-2020 05:32 PM|
Actually, it's me in the summer. Most of the year, I drink red!,lol
|02-28-2020 04:57 PM|
Big relief, I passed my Microsoft MD-100 exam today. I've taken quite a few certification exams and this was the hardest one I've ever taken. And to make it worse, Microsoft is in the process of changing the exam (making it harder) so we didn't get our results at the end of the test...we had to wait and log into our accounts later to see if we passed or not. When I walked out of the testing room, I was sure I had failed it. Looks like I made a few good guesses, eh? LOL Now on to the MD-101 and hopefully, this will be the last certification I'll have to get before I hang it up and call it a day. |
|02-28-2020 04:38 PM|
Where you been SD ? Ole Ma has been ruling with an Iron Fist today ! I bet she's ready for a nap ! |
An now back to the music
|02-28-2020 04:34 PM|
For your punishment, LaDi, go lock yourself in a dark, damp and isolated room for an hour so you can reflect on how bad you were!....
Oh wait...you already do that...and pay for the "privilege", in your "floaty pods"....
Mel- Suggest you could edit CT Post #30K and insert following disclaimer:
"This CT member's post originally reaching this milestone of #30,000 post has been removed and expunged due to blatant violation of DT Forum Etiquette Rule #6"
Ma Mel the Mod....
But Just Remember......
|02-28-2020 12:44 PM|
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