A recent episode of “The Allusionist”, a podcast that deals with words, dealt with accents, and to a lesser extent dialect. Episode #63, The Evolution of Accents, was broadcast courtesy of Twenty Thousand Hertz, which is a podcast about sound. Helen Zalzberg, the Allusionist, asked and they agreed to share.
Briefly, the show started with the evolution of modern English – from 1500 to present – and expanded on the English from the 1600s on during the time that Britain…Continue
We live a couple of hours away from Atlanta, so there is ample opportunity to hear live music there, but my wife would as soon have surgery without anesthesia as drive in Atlanta traffic. We get live music here in the mountains. Mostly it is over-the-hill groups playing with whatever remnants of the original group exist along with replacements. We saw the Beach Boys there which was actually The Beach Boy and younger musicians. To be fair they were very good. Others…Continue
Most mornings I make my version of an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. It’s like the one at Mickey D’s with a couple of additions. I chip up a little red onion on top of the egg in the skillet, and then flip the egg when it’s hard cooked to clarify and slightly brown the onions. I also put a few leaves of baby arugula on the layer of cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, egg, and onion and plop the top of the toasted English muffin on all of that.
It takes about ten minutes from the pantry…Continue
In recent months there have been a number of articles about the habits of Millennials. They aren’t buying homes, they don’t have pets, and they seem to love plants. They are not apparently interested in the same things that earlier generations were obsessed with. It has those with money worried. I’m sure they are concerned about how to maximize their money with a group…Continue