Sunday, August 14, 2005

The New English

savory rosted sparagus shrimp

spacy pesto

[That's off the specials board at a restaurant I delivered to today.]

I'm pencilling in another skill on my character sheet: Mangle L1 10%. Because while driving to Target and trying to remember the word participle, I explained, "You know, to bring: brang, brung. Brung is the...?"

"The ebonics? It's the past participle, and it's brought."

"Are you sure? Really? I'll have to look it up in the Big Book of Words when we get home." Heh, they weren't in there. Just bring and brought. What do you know?

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