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Honour Your Inner Magpie

Ooh, shiny!!

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Hey, I was just putting those links in there. Hee!

I know that you understand my tag, but for those who do not speak the thing, it refers to a local joke:

Have you heard the one about the Scandosotan man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her?

My grandparents' generation of Scandos are still waiting for the punchline to this joke: yah, okay, loved her so much he almost told her, that's a lot, what happened next?

Wow. I just blew about three hours reading most of that! I'm a brash and obnoxious Californian who has stumbled into both Southern and Midwestern language/cultural differences via my time living in Kansas City and Chicago. My early exposure to Lake Wobegon was helpful but I know I've had my heart blessed many times. I do know to offer food/drink thrice, and to never return a dish empty, and I find understatement extremely charming (when I am not so dense as to miss it entirely).

Here, let's give it a go...

The Yen-and-Toe discussion was pretty good. A person could learn a lot from this. It's a darn fine post, is what it is.

Edited at 2012-06-16 03:58 pm (UTC)

Aww, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Oh, dear. A person might, if a person were so inclined, be learning of this communication style. Particularly if a person is of a sort to pick up accents at the drop of a hat.

If I get to World Fantasy and meet you in person, I can give you a few phrases there, too.

A person might indeed take a liking to that.

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