Saturday, January 9, 2010

A meelion little pieces

My mother (English teacher and grammarian extraordinaire, rest her soul) abhorred any kind of misspelling. No big surprise, I don't mind it at all. Phonetic transcription is a skill linguists practice for years. A creatively spelled word here and there slows your reader down, gets meaning across in a way a correctly spelled word can't.
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Par exemple:
Hey, mind your own business. (Direct, a little hostile.)
Hey, mind your own biznazz. (Direct, but funny. Am I right?)
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Posting this picture because it's how I feel on the brink of another birthday. Creative. Somewhat fractured. Sparkling.

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