Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all: Some thoughts on food words

I frequent Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com probably more than most people, because what fun is speaking or writing if you can’t out-vocab someone? They’ve also got a great blog that I occasionally peruse when Gawker gets overly snarky or the BBC … Continue reading

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NYC Accent Tour

Fred Armisen of Portlandia notoriety, specifically of the brilliant two-hipsters-go-out-to-a-restaurant skit (at the end of this post) recently did NYC accent improv at a charity event. Spectators called out different NYC neighborhoods and boroughs and Armisten did his best impression of … Continue reading

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Nostalgia City, America

I’ve had better weeks in my life than the one that just happened.  And so when the weather is gloomy and I’ve have a not-so-great week I get a little homesick. Well, not homesick really, I only really felt true homesickness when I … Continue reading

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