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Old 05-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #761
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Come on Addie and admit it, you "use" your Rs. You guys just save them up to tag onto the end of words ending in "a". Isn't that the "idear"? And for an area that worked so hard to separate itself from the Mother Country it amuses me at how "English" Boston and it's nearby suburbs act. In my observations over the 13 years we've been here the closer to Bahstun the more propah the speech pattern is. All I've picked up in all those years is to soften the word "about", sounding just a wee more Canadian than Cleveland.
Fraid not. If you heard my speech patterns you would know after just five words that I come from Boston. And that would be "idee-ah'.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #762
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It's really funny when you watch the TV news up here though. The reporters almost always have no trace of an accent, sounding more like someone like me, people who grew up along the North Coast from roughly greater Erie PA (or maybe as far east as Buffalo) to Chicago. That region has very little of an accent. In fact, a friend of mine from the Columbus area went to broadcaster's school to learn proper reporter pronunciation. When he talked "regular" you could tell he was from central Ohio (the state starts to break into minute accent differences around Akron) but when he put on his radio voice he sounded just like...me! Seems like the "Cleveland accent" is NO accent! I'm like the sliced white sandwich bread of languages...
That's actually called a California accent. No accent at all.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:17 PM   #763
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Why did JFK and the other Kennedys say Cuber and Africer? Because they had two"r"s leftover from Hahvahd.
The Kennedy clan has a mix of Irish accent mixed into their speech. Rose if the daughter of Honey Fitz who came from Ireland and the Kennedys grandfather Patrick also came from Ireland. So they all grew up around the Irish accent. In spite of coming from Boston the Kennedy family are not my favorite politicians.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #764
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where are you Voice fans, who is going to watch the Live Playoffs with me tonight? team shakira and team blake are up to the plate next....:)

Watched and watched...odd, I got no big Tada moments except for Blake's girls...they both blew me away. Danielle and Holly!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #765
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I thought you all might like a report on how they are doing.

Buttons and her friend have lost a bit of weight. I continue to make them excersize. They now want to do it on their own. With some of the weight gone, they are more playful. I will keep them on their reduced intake of food for another week and see if they lose more. Then I will decide whether to give them a small increase for maintenance. If that works, then they will be ready to come home. I know you all miss them. But all of you have to promise to stop feeding them every time you are there. It is just not healthy for them. I took them to the vet for a checkup and she was very happy with their health. She told me to keep doing what I was. They have all their shots.
i missed your kitty report! we are pleased to hear about the kitties' progress under your care, addie. i think we, at the klatch have resolved to maintain a healthy feeding regimen for buttons and domino going forward. it is really quiet and rather dull in this house without the kits around. we will be ready to have them come home just as soon as you can let them go, addie.
a while back, pf suggested that we have the elves take on the entire responsibility of feeding the kits upon their return, and enforce a strict non-feeding policy for the rest of the house.

i know it sounds like a rather draconian measure to take, but we want to keep our kits healthy and fit. and if we don't want them going through more rehab programs in the future, we really need to embrace a permanent life plan for them when they get back.
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i missed your kitty report! we are pleased to hear about the kitties' progress under your care, addie. i think we, at the klatch have resolved to maintain a healthy feeding regimen for buttons and domino going forward. it is really quiet and rather dull in this house without the kits around. we will be ready to have them come home just as soon as you can let them go, addie.
a while back, pf suggested that we have the elves take on the entire responsibility of feeding the kits upon their return, and enforce a strict non-feeding policy for the rest of the house.

i know it sounds like a rather draconian measure to take, but we want to keep our kits healthy and fit. and if we don't want them going through more rehab programs in the future, we really need to embrace a permanent life plan for them when they get back.
It also allows us to take a vacation at times and know the fur babies are in good hands.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #767
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my mind and my body are in sweet peaceful harmony at this moment. heck yeah, i'm fixing me a mugga of my fogchaser just the same. why wouldn't i?

...it's like the best kind of valium morning without the valium, chums....
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It also allows us to take a vacation at times and know the fur babies are in good hands.
Excellent idea about the elves. And it will help keep the elves out of mischief. I gave them just a quarter of a cup more of their food this morning. They both left a couple of pieces in each of their bowls.
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I woke up around 9:30 this morning. I had only one cup of coffee yesterday. I decided I was a bit dehydrated yesterday and had only one cup as to my usual a couple of pots. So when I woke up today, even before heading to the outhouse, I made sure there was going to be a cup of coffee for me. My system was screaming for its needed caffeine.
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Watched and watched...odd, I got no big Tada moments except for Blake's girls...they both blew me away. Danielle and Holly!!!

actually, i am kind of relieved to hear you say that, pf. i missed the entire second half of the Voice last night. normally, i wouldn't pick up the phone while this show is on, but it was my girl calling. she is the notable exception to that rule for me...anyhoo, i'm glad i didn't miss a spectacular performance last night.

tonight, some of the singers will get cut. hopefully, it will be none of my serious favorites....i don't want to sink to a new low, and start voting--no, no, i won't be doing that....
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