Boston Accents March 26th, 2001 @ 6:16 am PDT
Boston Accents, and Why They’re Sexy “Women are drawn to young and developing children because they appeal to our maternal instincts. Boston accents mimic a child’s speech and thus also appeal to our maternal instincts. Therefore, women find Boston accents to be cute. Consequently, a male who has a Boston accent is sub-consciously associated with […]
On Speaking March 19th, 2001 @ 2:30 pm PDT
On Speaking Goodly “When it happens, it can be very misconcerting,” Gayle says. “I understand Bushonics. I was one. But under full analyzation, it’s really just an excuse to stay stupider.”
Female Register February 22nd, 2001 @ 8:38 am PDT
I’m much more interested in how this particular speech pattern became known as “the female register” than I am in the legal aspects of this discussion. “Once they have been arrested, even the toughest thugs turn to jelly. More precisely, Ainsworth says suspects lapse into a deferential mode called the female register, identified in women’s […]
An Invalid June 25th, 2000 @ 8:39 pm PDT
You can imagine how stupid I felt when I called someone an “invalid” in high school. As if they weren’t valid. And don’t even get me started on “epitome”. ehp-ih-tohm. Fark this farking language! Drives me nutty sometimes, it does.