Saturday, March 09, 2013

Dear Professor-Who-Shall-Remain-Nameless...

ONE diagnosis, TWO OR MORE diagnoses. There is no such word as "diagnosises".

It's a treatment or drug REGIMEN, not REGIME.

And please stop adding r's at the end of words that don't have them. I forgive you the r's that you drop in the middle of words, you're from Boston and can't help it.

My OCD thanks you.

10 comments:

Suldog said...

Sorry, kid. That's the lesser known part of a true Boston accent. Someone with a really thick accent will add an "R" to the end of words with a vowel. Listen to an old recording of JFK sometime and hear how he says "Cuba" ("Cuber"). Comes with the territory, unfortunately.

The other things he should be ashamed of, though. Wow.

armedlaughing said...

What Suldog said...

JFK with 'Cuber' and 'chowda'.

Don't even get me started on 'Belina' for Berliner.

"Ich bin ein Belina!"

(I am a jelly donut!)

gfa

Christina LMT said...

Yeah, Sully...it's sad. She's a GREAT nurse and a wonderful educator, but those things just bug the shit out of me.

Hey, GFA!!! "Belina" is pretty close to the way Berliners pronounce it, lol. And it's NOT a jelly donut!! (That would be "Pfannkuchen"...at least to folks who live in Berlin...) :D

Buck Pennington said...

Heh. I LURVE people with OCD. Makes me feel less alone. ;-)

Christina LMT said...

Buck, we are LEGION. And we are mighty.

armedlaughing said...

So, what IS a belina?

gfa

I know it's not a native of Berlin.(?)

Christina LMT said...

If we ever meet in meatspace, I'll say "Berliner" for you, which does mean a native of Berlin, and you'll hear how it sounds very much like "Belina". The r's are very much softened in the Berlin dialect.

Jennifer said...

I've never understood that
"JFK with 'Cuber' and 'chowda'"
Chowder has an r and it gets dropped, Cuba had no r and it gets added. WTF?!?
Is there a finite quantity of r's so since they've been dropped from other words they have to be added where they didn't previously exist?

armedlaughing said...

That would be wunderbar!
:-)

gfa

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Jennifer,

That extra 'r' happens with a British South African accent, too - Peter is from "South Afriker."

Maybe that's where most of the extra R's went...