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by JJ
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: how come?
Replies: 9
Views: 15864

At the risk of pedantry, or of posting something intuitively obvious to the casual observer, here's what I "hear" when I hear "how come?": "How [did it] come [to be that] he's not going?" B-Dude, will any of your sources corroborate that, or anything near it? Does short...
by JJ
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: The second sentence of a colon
Replies: 10
Views: 15418

I simply cahhhn't believe that none of you avocational gramma-ficaters will engage the Irish Blue babe here--I mean, what a legitimate question!

Me, I just don't know.

C'mon, gang...

JJ
by JJ
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 131095

Rhymes with that vine plant of the zucchini, crook-neck, or summer variety: Squorsh. That's everywhere here in TX.

JJ
by JJ
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: TH substitution: S or T?
Replies: 41
Views: 59526

Josh & tc, Not sure about the Portsmouth folk, but the Richmonders for sure (I lived in Petersburg a while), although the "ou" is less like the Canadian long "o" while more like the mid-western long "a." Make sense? "...chased the mace ate of the hace..." ...
by JJ
Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: The subjunctive mood in English - once more with feeling
Replies: 37
Views: 52151

When certain ethnic folks in this country speak as the following, are they using the subjunctive mood?: "If he be down to Leon's again, I'm awn killim..." I actually heard, in reference to BeBe and CeCe Wynans, "He be BeBe, an' she be CeCe." Hey--it's not original with me--but I ...
by JJ
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Profanity, speech origins, and brain wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 25468

Damn, Awn-Ree! I can't believe nobody has picked up yer ball and run with it, especially since your topic title is so interesting! But wherewith lieth profanity ? My 2 labradors would probably curse if they could--or maybe they do, and I just don't understand them. Sugar and Patsy might be heard to ...
by JJ
Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: I love museums...
Replies: 5
Views: 8389

Yo, Flame--KatyBr has got what it takes, bro.

How did she know that? WHERE did she get that link?

Me, I just 'bookmarked' it...

When God hollered, "Brains!", I thought He said "Rain," and headed for the barn...

JJ
by JJ
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Hidey.
Replies: 4
Views: 14032

Hidey.

This is just a damfine forum. Great fun is being had by this fool! Yo, Herr-Anonymous, I probably ought to ask you, "Wherefore art thou?", but I reckon I'll just ask you in plain Texan: "WHAR ye, bubba?" You've got a interesting name--you probably orta chime in more often. Might ...
by JJ
Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Idioms
Topic: TH substitution: S or T?
Replies: 41
Views: 59526

Hey, BD, is that a typo in your first pronunciation, the quote from the Big Book...? "BRAHT" or "BRATH"? My feeble notion is that it's an unvoiced inter-dental fric, like "thin," and not "them." Probably it said that, and I missed it. Haven't talked to anyone ...
by JJ
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: I love museums...
Replies: 5
Views: 8389

I love museums...

Hey. These Archives are pretty neat, but where are the like, active Threads, an' stuff? Y'all musta had a pretty rough Holiday season (It's still called Christmas in most of Texas...) C'mon. Y'all are the best of the best , from what I've seen...Scrape the bottom of the barrel, or something... I NEE...
by JJ
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Plurals
Replies: 16
Views: 21595

Hey, Boyzis...(Texican pl for boys) and girls... That's probably an East Coast/ Gulf Coast thang, though it might reach into MO and AR, but really, around here, in central TX, nobody pluralizes stuff like that, with the rare exception of a few mexicanos with grade-school English. My deal is that I'v...
by JJ
Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: How does a word become a word?
Replies: 6
Views: 7317

Cool.

Sure glad I serendipped into this site! (...onto?...)

Whaddaya mean it's not a word. It could be...

JJ
by JJ
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Idioms
Topic: TH substitution: S or T?
Replies: 41
Views: 59526

Dam, Youse guyse flat FLAME on the phonetics, an' stuff...(INTL Translation: "you are very good.") I've been hangin' out, trolling as some say, and would simply kill to be snowed in at an Alpine lodge with a dozen or so of Y'ALL, along with some coldbeer. (That's one word in Texas.) Meanwh...

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