Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sunday morning share time #27

Good morning effers. Here is a bunch of miscellany.

I switched to the new blogger and that seems to have bungled some of the previous comment sections, eliminating avatars and listing some as anonymous. Sorry about that. I think that it should be okay from now on.

Fellow writer James Winter sent this link about Cleveland accents to me. A bit more investigation revealed that the author of the link is one Christine. She is my new hero. She moved from Cleveland to New York and seems to really miss Cleveland. Most people in her situation would go around dissing my home town. She loves on it instead.

That makes me want to belt out a great big purrr.

Now then, below is my latest effort from my evil writing YouTube blog. Give it a listen and decide for yourself if I have a Cleveland accent. This guy swears I do.

Luvya!

12 comments:

Norm said...

I can't answer your question (although I love American regional accents and I hope they live on) but I can quote something apropos:

"Rock and roll, Rock AND ROLL! Hello, Cleveland, HELLO CLEVELAND!!!"

-- Spinal Tap

josh williams said...

All work and no play make your pen pal a dull boy.Odd, I think I would sanitize my hands after handling those pages. As for your accent, yes you have an accent, but I don't think its a Cleveland accent, more of a Coumbus accent, at least thats my opinion. JW

Dean said...

I have not spent enough time in the American midwest to place your city of origin, but you definitely have an accent. Since you live in Cleveland, it is a Cleveland accent. This satisfies me and makes me happy.

As for your letter writer, I suspect some form of karma is at work here. Mysterious as always, Mother Karma is.

Anonymous said...

I think the "writer" needs Prozac. Seek help now.

Anonymous said...

can you say uni-writer?

jamwall said...

i was gonna say exactly the same thing as josh williams. "All work and no play make your pen pal a dull boy"

except i was gonna write it like this:

All work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boyAll work and no play make your pen pal a dull boy

jamwall said...

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's johnny!

josh williams said...

Well done jamwall...

Hal Perry said...

*Sigh*

Erin, the first step in recovery is admitting what is true, and what is true is that you have a Cleveland accent.

It is a prototype Cleveland accent.

In fact, were I ever hired to play a native Clevelander in a movie, and needed an authentic twang, I would hire you as my dialect coach.

No scheist!

Show the people what I mean by YouTubing yourself (hey, that sounds dirty, but I digress) saying the following:

"Hal drove his car to the bank to cash a check. Then he took the money and ordered a pizza with black olives."

Do it, unless of course, you're afraid to...

By the way, you aren't alone. The Goat has one, too.

Erin O'Brien said...

Goddamn it Hal!

Hal Perry said...

Dee, meet my good friend Nile.

Erin darling,

You aren't going to over-enunciate your way out of this one. In fact, the more you try to hide your accent, the more obvious it becomes. It's a little like trying not to laugh when you have the giggles.

Honey, own your Cleveland accent. It's a little light that's yours. So make it shine!!! Hell, whenever I'm around you, my own Cleveland accent can be heard, and I don't run from it. I don't hide from it. I own it, and I love it.

You should, too.

:)

sevnetus said...

Thank you for editing poignant heady stuff. Do you think the Church D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D Saint Joan? Does a personal letter count as a first draft? Should the author be embarrassed, are you saying? It’s better than Naked Lunch or Fear and Loathing… , but then I’m biased. And you get credit for first emphasizing the “I am a writer” thing. Maybe the page is a parody, a self conscious gag, about Bart Simpson and any other kid who had to write something 100 times on the board. About Jack, and we two writers amusing. Thank you for the exposure.