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Old 07-02-2012   #61 (permalink)
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Tell your husband to just become an Edmonton Oilers fan and get it over with.

Oilers!?! Flames, baybeeee!

But I do hope, Loco, that you are a Rider fan after Friday's game!
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This game has entered the third period.
Yes, and time to take out the wholly water team and play the special teams, so I'm headed for the shower (no singing there).

Hope Ana finds her pots - I think she's looking for artisanal pots and potters instead of run-of-the-mill commercial ware. There must be an Arts & Crafts Council or Association here that could steer her towards more original ceramics - but until you find it, try the small D'Garheti Gallery on Fifth, about mid-block between Calles 6 and 8, east (beach) side of the street (www.d'garheti.com). They had a lecture and workshop series on Mexican Folk and Artisanal Arts & Crafts about 4-5 months ago (not specifically ceramics, but they might know that branch of arts & crafts too and maybe recommend some local potters to contact- sounded very interesting (but I didn't make it, so it's only anecdotal info). Nothing like Acoma or the New Mexico Pueblos, though - got to go to Santa Fe, and now Flagstaff, for the really good ceramics, although there is a growing and moderately well-regarded ceramics center in northern Mexico across and down from New Mexico (sorry, forgot the name of the state, area, and ware). Suerte!
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Damn, I was hoping that it was over.
I can pronounce Al's "damn" - no problem. And I can pronounce "whom" - no problem there too. But I can't seem to get "NorthernMN" to come out right (actually, I can't get it to come out at all - it gets stuck somewhere around the "nMN" part). ...Just saying (sort of), for all you lingymnists out there.

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I can pronounce Al's "damn" - no problem. And I can pronounce "whom" - no problem there too. But I can't seem to get "NorthernMN" to come out right (actually, I can't get it to come out at all - it gets stuck somewhere around the "nMN" part). ...Just saying (sort of), for all you lingymntists out there.
I'm sometimes in awe of how many people that I know from Minnesota and...they really are so darn nice! I lived in Ely & guided for awhile....a long time ago. I don't think pronunciation is all that!

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Beam-eye,

I hope Ana finds her pots...and the authentic ones for sure! I'm geting a kick out of your observations of this thread! and.so...since you brought up authentic...great segway!....She will likely find replicas of the authentic she was seeking at these shops by the highway. They have some, but it is a small selection kept close to the cash register.

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Damn, I was hoping that it was over.

the games not over
the junior high schoolers are in the little girls room deciding how to deal with it
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the games not over
the junior high schoolers are in the little girls room deciding how to deal with it
"It" meaning the game, or the game's being over? It's never really over, I'm afraid - just suspended by public acclaim.

Anyway, it's time to get them out of the little girls' room (Wash hands first! Don't drink the water! Don't brush your teeth with it [this warning may be unavailable in your location]! Don't sing in the shower! etc., as your mother told you long ago - she was right), and get them out there onto the field to finish the game, if it's still on, for those of us who are wore plumb out by it. (My head hurts, too. Where can I get one of those machines like Luv2Dance wears, for when my head hurts?)

I agree with Maureen, all three times - 1) Minnesota folks are good folks, 2) Pronunciation is not all that!, and, 3) may Ana find her authentic pots.

Linguistically speaking (is there any other way?), I suspect that "NorthernMN" may one of those "bachelor Norwegian Farmers'" words whose pronunciation on Prairie Home Companion I could never quite make out - but I did notice that it lends itself quite well to the mumblegrowling sound Garrison Keilor makes when he's quoting them (or is that Guy Noir speaking French?), and I can almost pronounce it if I mumblegrowl too.

Anyway, MNs have got my vote, whoever they are, starting with Bud Wilkinson, lil Bobby Zimmerman, Garrison Keillor, Lucas Davenport and "That F**king Flowers", Gilt Gophers, and like that - real people (most of 'em - and a good thing, too).
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Flag on the post, we have a 45 word penalty for hyperbole.
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Flag on the post, we have a 45 word penalty for hyperbole.
Thanks - forearmed is forewarned. To be assessed on the next kick-oof, er, kick-off, weather permitting. When is the next hyperbowl anyhow, now that BCS has OK'd a playoff round?

Or are you referring to "hyperbowl", an authentic Mexican pot large enough to hold that palm tree taking over the front porch?

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NorthernMN is more difficult than lingymntist? Well that just makes me mad. And I'm from Minnesota and MAD doesn't come easy! And "NorthernMN mad" is something you don't want to mess with! That Minnesota nice thing is baloney.
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NorthernMN is more difficult than lingymntist? Well that just makes me mad. And I'm from Minnesota and MAD doesn't come easy! And "NorthernMN mad" is something you don't want to mess with! That Minnesota nice thing is baloney.
Yes, I take your point. Fortunately, lingymnist has only one "T" (the one right there at the end) - unfortunately, I inadvertently put in two Ts while trying to say it out loud while writing it, much as I do when reading to myself with my finger on the word (for concentration) when I know others aren't watching. But trying to type and follow the word on the screen with my finger while saying it, all at the same time, clearly exceeded the limits of my hand-eye-mouth coordination skills (such as they are - it's a wonder I can put food in my mouth, most days, specially if it's wiggly like jello, or soup). As you can see, I corrected it in a later edition - so the correct spelling of the word lingymnist is -- well, lingymnist.

Same thing only different for Garrison Keilor, which I corrected a bit farther down the page in the "nice baloney" section to Keillor by simply doubling a few letters, a bit like Charles Dikkens, the famous Dutch author (see Monty Python's "Bookshop" - note the double "O" - for reference).

So, "NorthernMN" defeated me - I admit it - I instinctively wanted to double the Ns, or the Ms, or maybe both of both of them, but my collected visual, tactile, and...(what's a good word for word-pronouncing tongue skills, as opposed to, say, taste bud skills)...ah, of course, lingymnistic skills got all tangled up. It's a good thing it wasn't a food article, with all the possibilities of cerebrogustatory images and drooling that might entail. And it's a good thing you don't have a Finnish name - I never would have got that rightt.

Regarding "the Minnesota nice thing is baloney", I assume you agree with Seņor "Coach" Shivors about that hyperbole thing - I didn't want you to feel bad (and I've already incurred a flag on the post, with 45 word penalty), so, my sincere apologies, etc. - I feel your pain, or whatever.

I really am a Bud Wilkinson fan - he invented "nice football" - and Garrison Keillor (note the two Ls), who invented lots of nice funny things about the strange goings-on in northern Minnesota, and like that. Don't let your teeth freeze!

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You just had to bait him with putting words in your post....
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You just had to bait him with putting words in your post....
A man of few words, he's not.
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Ok

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A man of few words, he's not.
Oops! I misread Coach Shivers' "putting words in your post" as "puffing words in your post" (dang those double letters - again!), which I thought referred to the "nice baloney" puffery "hyperbole" thing, which combined with Balaboo's concealed admonition regarding excess verbage led me to write "fewer puffy words", which I see now should have been "fewer putty words", or something (or better yet, nothing, if putting actual words in my posts confuses).

See, the grease on my finger on the screen made the two Ts look like Fs, and then...
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