Saturday, May 13, 2006

Dj the Barbarian

So, Bill (Stag) posted a comment on his 'blog about chain mail being flattering to everyone, male or female. That tweaked something in my brain and sent me scrambling though my box of Arizona pictures.


Okay, after having spent way too much time and effort in trying to upload my picture to blogger unsuccessfully (remember, it's the end of the semester for me), I've decided to give up. Sorry. I'm sure you all were holding your breath in anticipa...

...tion, but I'm sure you'll survive.

Maybe I'll post it later. Or not. You never can tell with me. I'm unpredictable that way.


At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

When I was in seventh grade, a teacher told my class a story about a silly old man who wrote a letter to a stove company. The man wrote that the stove seemed to work fine, but apparently one piece had not come with the unit. (It was a relatively unimportant piece, used to help move kettles or something.) The man went on in standard fashion, then closed his letter politely.
There was a postscript to the letter:
P.S. Nevermind, we found it.

That is what came to mind when I read your blog about the picture....that you haven't/didn't find to post. :)

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Yeah, yeah, laugh it up. But I had posted a reference to this picture on Stag's 'blog, so I felt I had to post an explanation. And I will, one day, eventually, (maybe), get this picture posted to my 'blog.

(By the way, am the only one who spells 'blog with an apostrophie? I figure it is a cliticized version of weblog [which is not the dirty word it appears]. Anyway, I use an apostrophie to indicate the presence of a missing element [okay, that may have been another really dumb statement. In my defense, it's early]).

At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anna said...

Hello friend,
(1) You might be the only person I know who spells "apostrophe" with an "i," and
(2) I dunno, do you use an apostrophe when you write about 'burgers? :)
(3) I'm a little bit afraid to look up clitized.

Happy Friday!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Yeah, well, that's just because I can't actually spell and blogger does not have a spell-check for comments.


At 12:58 PM, Blogger Captain Disgruntled said...

I don't know about Anna, but you are the only person I know who spells apostrophe with an i.
And I did look up "clitisize" (Merriam-Webster Unabridged). Either they're lying, and it is abridged, or...
Plus I still wanna see you in chain mail. But not in Arizona--wouldn't that be really really hot?? I am picturing "Jiffy-Pop"....

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When in doubt, Google....

An unstressed word, typically a function word, that is incapable of standing on its own and attaches in pronunciation to a stressed word, with which it forms a single accentual unit. Examples of clitics are the pronoun 'em in I see 'em and the definite article in French l'arme, "the arm."
Of or relating to a clitic or clisis.
[Greek klitikos, leaning, from klnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]


At 3:32 PM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Yeah, I'm dumb. But we all knew that before. Mom is right with her definition. Cliticization (and I checked the spelling and definition) is the process by which a clitic is added to another word. Don't is an example of this... and it is what I was thinking about when I declared 'blog a clitic. I was focusing on the cliticized 't in it. Naturally, my brain went to 'blog, which is actually created by the easier-to-remember-less-dirty-sounding clipping (or shortening). Other examples of this are info from information and bus from omnibus (again, I looked all this up. Please don't make me do a works cited page).

Now, in my mind, 'blog is a shortened form of weblog.

As for my spelling, it just sucks. There is nothing profound in my spelling choices, other than years and years of failing spelling tests. I've never been good at memorizing things, and the spelling of words is pretty much at the top of that list. If you dont believe me, my mom can verify years and years of very bad spelling test grades.

I usually run spell check when I write a new post, but when I write comments there is no spell check function. So I either have to chose simple words I can spell (which I usually do--notice that in this post most of my words are no longer than about two syll... shit, I can't spell this word. It's too long.) or I just have to invent a new spelling system. In my defense, my system makes a whole hell of a lot more sense.


At 6:57 PM, Blogger Captain Disgruntled said...

You're not no way shape or form dumb.
I spell pretty well, but I appear to be danged ignernt--I'd never heard of a clitic.
So there ya go.

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

I'm feeling a bit like the wicked witch of the coast. Spelling's a piddly thing, and not likely to make me rich. ;)

Clitic's a good word to know, both for its denotation and its eyebrow-raising ability.

Anyway, I come seeking further enlightenment:
Why isn't the
term "self-depreciating" instead of "self-deprecating"?


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