Thursday, March 23, 2006

a-HA!

Knowing me, Alan Partridge. Knowing you, Blog reader. a-ha. (a-ha.)
Sort of interesting dialect website someone posted on the ATML. You can click on a continent, then a country/city and hear people reading the same sample paragraph in different dialects.

On a somewhat related language note: i thought this was an interesting dictionary.com word of the day.
crapulous \KRAP-yuh-lus\, adjective:
1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of
gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous
stomach.
2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a
crapulous old [1]reprobate.

Crapulous is from Late Latin crapulosus, from Latin crapula,
from Greek kraipale, drunkenness and its consequences, nausea,
sickness, and headache.

Where we get crap from? I suppose?

I hope I don't have a stroke and wake up speaking in another dialect.
Or would that be the best thing that ever happened to me?

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