Friday, January 19, 2007

Elvis Drinkmo: Appalachian Dialect

Fascinating article on the Appalachian Dialect by my buddy Elvis. Some of these I'd never heard. What shocked me was the use of the word "stocking cap." A toboggan, for me, was both a long sled meant for several people and a knitted cap that you wear in the winter. I guess you learn something new every day.

thanks again Elvis!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Strangers - a photoset on Flickr

Strangers - a photoset on Flickr

This is a very interesting project in which a person takes a photo of a stranger every day. I imagine I would have a hard time!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Where is your accent?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
The South
North Central
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

States I've visited

create your own visited states map

Interesting idea. And now I know where I need to go next! Maybe that New ENgland trip isn't a bad idea.

Interesting enough that the only region that I've visted all the states is Appalachia. Guess I have more of a connection than I thought.

Countries I've visited

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