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Six word Journal for 6/25/2011
Dad: Weather/whether/wanted/or not
My dad grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and he was very philosophical about the weather and when one of use would
complain, he almost always say “You have you have weather whether you want it or not.” And that was our signal to
“adjust” to what ever weather we were whining about.
June 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm
I saw some deep pink/magenta ones yesterday…really awesome.
Your father had the right idea…positive thinking. Like that. Thanks for visiting and thanks for sharing.
Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA
June 28, 2011 at 8:22 am
I love pee-Oh-knees! particularly this pale pink one.
On a really grey day when we were driving somewhere my father used to say I.L.L.A. in a positive way (it’s looking lighter ahead), in hopes that it was going to be!
June 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm
Yes, and I love to hear how other people pronounce words and have different words for things. My aunt from Australia used to tell us what it was like for her when she came to the States and made some terrible “errors” til she learned the words that didn’t make people stop in their tracks.
I love accents…I don’t always understand them, but I just love to listen to people talk.
As I go along writing, I’m sure other quirks will pop up…she was unique in that she didn’t keep up with a lot of things, and in other ways she was a head of her time.
June 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm
I love that quirk! Something special to you and your Mum 🙂
June 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Thank you for your “like”
I pronounce peonies “PEE’-uh-nees.”. it’s not really a big deal…just a quirk of my mother’s with some words, that somehow even when she pronounced them correctly, you stopped and wondered if it was the correct pronunciation. .
It really doesn’t make any difference, and I think it was because she was the only one we knew that pronounced the word that way. My mother was very “big” on proper speech…”enunciate your words clearly, Sigrid Ann” I’d hear if I misspoke ! She and her older sister would scold on the spot !
Now it is just a cute quirk that if I hear the word pronounced that way I think of my mother …☺.
Peace, Siggi in Downeast Maine.
June 27, 2011 at 8:41 am
I say peonies the same way; how do you say it?