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Doctor... one day: Regional Dialect Questionnaire

frenchastrophysicist:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?

What do you call gym shoes?

What do you say to address a group of people?

What do you call the…

Just had this in a Culture & Belief class (History of the English Language). Unfortunately, no idea what answers correspond to what dialect.

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Doctor... one day: The Simpsons and more linguistic innovation

syntactician:

Yet again, I find myself noticing cute linguistic constructions in the Simpsons. Take this:

Marge: What did I say about joining La Cosa Nostra?
Bart: You said to not to.

And this:

Louie: Won’t it be easier if we just take care of this Simpson lady?
Fat Tony: Louie, Louie, Louie, women are…

People who get just as (if not more) excited about these things than I do.

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thefluffingtonpost:

Area Cat Refuses to Box
By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
According to reports, Louie the cat has refused to take part in the oft-practiced kitty pastime known as “boxing.” Usually, a cat will see a box, lie down in it, and stay in that position for an indeterminate amount of time. 
Not Louie.
The cat’s owner tells The Fluffington Post that Louie outright rejected the box he was presented with last week.
“I thought he would love it,” says Roger Blake. “He just stared at me like, ‘what am I supposed to do with this?’ I was really taken aback.”
Though not unheard of, Louie’s behavior is considered unusual among experts.
“Louie should have had no reservations accepting the box as his temporary home,” says feline behaviorist Linda Fiore. “It seems that, sadly, he has forgotten how to cat.”
Via cyale4.

Too much

thefluffingtonpost:

Area Cat Refuses to Box

By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

According to reports, Louie the cat has refused to take part in the oft-practiced kitty pastime known as “boxing.” Usually, a cat will see a box, lie down in it, and stay in that position for an indeterminate amount of time. 

Not Louie.

The cat’s owner tells The Fluffington Post that Louie outright rejected the box he was presented with last week.

“I thought he would love it,” says Roger Blake. “He just stared at me like, ‘what am I supposed to do with this?’ I was really taken aback.”

Though not unheard of, Louie’s behavior is considered unusual among experts.

“Louie should have had no reservations accepting the box as his temporary home,” says feline behaviorist Linda Fiore. “It seems that, sadly, he has forgotten how to cat.”

Via cyale4.

Too much

Filed under cat cute disobedience STICKING IT UP TO THE MAN