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Newfie Accent

I learned this accent last year in acting school to do a monologue as Jacob in Salt Water Moon.

This is the best video I could find on this accent. 21 more words



Things heralded from long ago

Before all things

Track secure

Without a trace

Scanning beam sparkles

To and fro in sustained motion

Thirsty for answers… 108 more words


Reading for a Mauzy Day

Professor Gerard Van Herk researches Newfoundland English at Memorial University, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text. I had the opportunity to ask him all about this iconic part of the English of Canada. 1,167 more words


Positively Edinburgh

There are many things which make Edinburgh such a wonderful place to be, the people, the food, the music and the culture all serve up a very hospitable place for visitors. 430 more words


My New England is Showing and Other Topics

When I pick locations from my story I basically pull things out of my ass, or Google maps. In my writing folder I have stories set in Nantucket, San Francisco/LA/Portland, Central Pennsylvania, and the current NaNo project, set in Oklahoma and Texas. 658 more words

Your lil Southun girl

I hear echoes of you
In the way my mind forms words
Before the English teacher censor
Gets hold of them and twists them
Into unfamiliar shapes… 353 more words


5 November 2014. Surzhik... The TRUE National Language of the Ukraine




“Ukrainian” isn’t the national language of the Ukraine. Surzhik is. Surzhik is a mixed dialect of Russian and “Ukrainian”… it’s more Russian in the eastern regions… it’s more “Ukrainian” in the west. 250 more words