Jan. 13th, 2011

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 So, I, uh, was trying to avoid doing homework checking my e-mail account, and I noticed that I had an update from [livejournal.com profile] floranna 's journal: she'd made a voice post! So, acting unlike the good student I know myself to be, I thought that I'd make one as well. :) This meme is thus ganked from [livejournal.com profile] floranna . :)

In a voice post/vlog/whatever: Say These Words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

Now answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

My voice sounds very different out loud than it does in my head. Very strange! It sounds higher than my twin sister's does, for some reason... Also, apologies for the poor sound quality: I was just using the built-in microphone from my laptop. I should sit closer to it next time or something. :P 

So as you may be able to hear from my voice post, I do have a Canadian accent, which according to everyone except Canadians sounds a lot like an American midwest accent. And I can sort of see that. Apparently we use different terminology, though, and there's apparently something called "Canadian raising" that linguists like to talk about a lot... it's very subtle, but I think it's what we do at the end of the sentences: we end on a slightly high note, I think, and Americans don't. 

Also, where Americans would go "huh" when speaking, we tend not to, using it much less often or using "eh" instead. Oh, what the heck, here's a brief comparison: 

You also don't generally use "eh" by itself, like in the sense of "Huh." as a confused sound. Or not often, anyway. ;)
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Winter 2011 Semester Checklist

MLCS 400: History of Translation (technically a language course and not a history course, though taught by a historian/classicist who also happens to be a translator)
Women’s Studies 201: needed for that “breadth and diversity” credit. :P
Hist 450: History of Slavery & Emancipation (seminar)
Hist 488: The Health Consequences of War (History of Medicine seminar)
Hist 502: Unscheduled Honour’s Thesis project (independent research)

Ongoing projects with uncertain due dates/due dates of my choice:
-Write honour’s thesis! (11/50 pages so far, but what there is still needs a crapload of editing)
-Write three short (3 page?) reading response papers to articles of my choice discussed in Hist 488
-Write one (4-5 page) reading response paper to article of my choice discussed in Hist 450
-Write blog entry (& a reply or two) at least once a week for Women’s Studies on e-class website.

Due dates/ stuff that needs to happen (so I can get it straight in my head) )

Pros & cons )

So it’s not all bad. The problem is just that there’s a LOT of it. Plus my thesis.


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