1. A Facebook friend posted a video filled with things Southern women say*, and remarked that it hadn't occurred to her before that most of those sayings were Southern - that not everyone 'round the country uses them.
Which has me pondering what I say that's particularly Californian. (Other than "like" and "the 5".)
All I came up with is that we're pretty media-centered out here, and our speech is often filled with movie quotations, internet memes and online acronyms.
But I don't know. That might be universally American these days. What do you think? Do other areas of the country communicate through RiffTrax quotations and say things like "brb" as if they were actual words?
("Enjoy my back.")
2. On the other hand, all those might not be a sign that I'm Californian. They might just be a sign that I'm a bit of a geek.
3. The other sign that I'm a geek - visible in quick take #1 - is that I insist on using "quotation" instead of "quote" to indicate the noun. "Quote" is a verb, people!
4. Do non-Californians end their remonstrances with "people!"?
5. Clearly, I need to travel more.
6. If I traveled more, it wouldn't be to dry washes in Utah to capture footage of flash floods. That said, this is still pretty awesome.
7. Finally, here's my cat in a frying pan. I swear it was his idea. And I promise I didn't cook him.
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Peace of Christ to you,
*Language warning on the video.