Speech Accent Archive:
…is established to uniformly exhibit a large set of speech accents from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English all read the same English paragraph and are carefully recorded
There are 14 English Canadian samples, with only one from Atlantic Canada (Barneys River, N.S., wherever the hell that is).
Literally, A Web Log:
Misuse of the word “literally”? gets my blood boiling (no, not literally). It started as a nit-picking distraction, grew to a frustrating obsession, and finally resulted in the creation of this blog.
An example post: literally coughing his head off.
There are a few blogs about bad grammar:
– The Grammar Vandal
– Triangle Grammar Guide
Who gives a @#$% about profanity?
…a healthy 64 percent [of Americans questioned] said they use the F-word — ranging from several times a day (8 percent) to a few times a year (15 percent).
“What we hear, it’s gross,” says Kramer, 67. “I tell them, ‘I have a dictionary and a Roget’s Thesaurus, and I don’t see any of those words in there!’ I don’t understand why these parents allow it.”
The article say 1,001 Americans were questioned. It doesn’t say where the people lived who were surveyed, which matters a lot, I think.
What would happen if the Wiggles met White Zombie backstage at an Iron Maiden concert and decided to form a band? I’m not really sure, but I’d bet they would sound a lot like The Thunderlords. The Thunderlords play loud heavy music with goofy fun lyrics that everyone can enjoy, except those looking for some peace and quiet.
Lyrics from their song I Like Dirt!
I Like dirt and dirt likes me
I Like the mud stuck in my teeth
All in my fingers between my toes
I even like it up my nose
I Like dirt! (4 times)
Poorly produced based on their samples. I’ll just let my kids discover the variety of music in my collection.
I wouldn’t recognized Jolie Holland if I met her in person.
(Though I guess I would now.) Her new album, that comes out May 8th, looks like this: