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The fun never stops here - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
The fun never stops here
I just got a call from Columbia Pictures to verify that the fictitious name of a hospital they were hoping to use wasn't actually a real facility (I had to disappoint them), and to get help pronouncing the name of the town of Gloucester (which would be GLOSS-tah, if I'm not mistaken.)

Oh yeah, I've hit the big time now.
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mudguts From: mudguts Date: November 18th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
GO TO CLASS TONIGHT!!!
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to have to spend inordinate amounts of time figuring out how to center again.
mudguts From: mudguts Date: November 18th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
go forth and dest... er, create!
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Activating giant robots in three...

two...

one...
mudguts From: mudguts Date: November 18th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
target verified. commencing hostilities.
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komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing that you don't have to deal with crazy fetus people or folks who have "discovered the mathematical secrets" of the Great Pyramid.

And so long as you've got answers about the low countries, what's the deal with Walloons?
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komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. You saw through my clever ploy and parried with grace and skill.
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: November 18th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it's "Glou-ster," but "Glou-stah" is close enough, especially for NE. ;)
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew a town native, and he looked at me funny every time I said "GLOU" instead of "GLOSS."
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: November 18th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Town natives never pronounce the name of their town the same as anyone else.

I just refuse to say the "-stah" part, and I was always taught to say "Glou-" instead of "Gloss-"...

*chuckle* I live less than 15-20 miles from the town and the way I pronounce their town's name is markedly different from the way they pronounce it.

*shrug* That's New England for you. :)
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
The cold makes us crazy.
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: November 18th, 2004 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
You're not really alive until Mother Nature tries to kill you once every four seasons.....For us, that's winter. :)
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I fondly remember three of the trips I took to Arizona... in July.

Good times. Good times.
khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: November 18th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
But it's a dry heat!!!!

*ducks any thrown objects*
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komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Reminds me of a postcard I sent from Scotland, which depicted a sheep standing in the rain for spring, summer, and autumn, and then the same sheep covered with snow for winter.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 18th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
the way I remember the correct pronunciation is through the following nursery rhyme, taught to me by my Lynn-native mother:

Dr. Foster
went to Gloucester
in a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle,
right up to his middle,
and never went there again.


in which "Foster" rhymes with Gloucester
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 18th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
and the "er" sound is, of course, closer to an "ah"
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
It's just like I was sayin'.
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