<snip>Has anyone yet posted links to here
yet? If links for these articles have been posted, my apologies. But they do seem to clear things up quite nicely. Also, you can see that, since gaining independence, the Ukraine is no longer the Ukraine, as in a geographic are, but an independent entity, and so therefore is now Ukraine.
Oh, and if this had already been said, ignore it and forgive me. It is early, and a morning person I am not. But I felt compelled to reply, despite my lack of coffee, and that is never really a good idea. I will refrain from entering the conversation about y'all, except to say that, now living in the deep south, *clears throat*
A lotta ya'll sayin' stuff that would make a Southen'r *facepalm*
Thanks for those links, bookbinder, those are helpful. They haven't been posted before.
TimeLurker wrote:I do the same thing to my wife, only I say "cray-cray" or pronounce words wrong on purpose. It drives her nuts, but I have to be careful because I've actually gotten so hooked on a couple prounounciations I'm stuck with them now.
I have a friend who does the same thing and runs into the same problem.
k.bookbinder wrote:It might be a sign of migration. A lot of Canadians in South Florida will say "in hospital".
It isn't just that people migrate. Language does too. It's a small world. Someone who normally says "in the hospital" hears/reads "in hospital", likes it, picks it up. Others hear it and repeat it. It spreads. I sometimes say math and sometimes say maths, etc.
lmjb1964 wrote:"The Stillers play dahntahn, about a mall from me. I'm going to the Gian Iggle in E Sliberty to buy some gum bands 'n'at."
Maybe not enough to make me want to move to Pittsburgh, but for a visit - Yes.
But just maybe it is "I'm gwan t'da Gian Iggle..."
Please confirm or deny.
Hm, well, you definitely wouldn't say "gwan," but would probably say "goin'" instead of "going." And, now that we're discussing the use of articles, I think it would probably just be, "I'm goin' t'Gian Iggle." As a side note, the Giant Eagle chain has actually used "Iggle" in some of their marketing.
Pittsburgh is a wonderful city. Has a bad rap still from its days of being all pollutey, but it has rivers and hills and trees (neat!) and Primanti Bros., where you can get a sandwich with the fries built right in.
I've never heard anyone say "in hospital." Interesting.
I'm not convinced about the fountain grass. The foliage at the bottom doesn't look quite right, not spiky enough.
Glad mscha finally filked "Wake Up Little Susie" (and nicely, too!). I was going to earlier, but I laid down on the sofa for a mini-coma and woke up six hours later.
Edited to add filk acknowledgement and, shoot, what else was I going to fix? Well, I'm going to coma. And I'm too tired to d dactyl, sorry pope/mome.