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Thursday, May 10, 2007

What Do You Think?

Click Here to take a test to agree or disagree with my answers and refine my Daemon...and while you're there, take the test for your OWN!

Monday, May 07, 2007

LOL! Nope - No Accent Here...

This came to me via Jane who does indeed sound as if she comes from the region of the country that she's lived in all her life!

My parents were determined that I'd not pick up the Southern accent they heard when they moved here in the 50's. By the same token, they didn't want me to sound like the New Englanders they were coming from....especially that oft-mentioned "aye-uh!" I remember being brought back into a room to "say it correctly before you leave...." Drove me nuts, till I did the same thing with my grammar students!

Guess Mom & Dad did a good job, huh? I really don't have an accent, unless I'm trying to play-act with whatever region of the country I'm visiting! lolol!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Blogging Against Disabilism Day

A Cause near and dear to my heart. "Nothing about us, without us (James I. Charlton)."

I work for an Independent Living Center. I have a physical disability - one that can't be seen: SLE and heart disease as a result of it. There are so many people who live successfully with physical disabilities, but have to put up with the negative attitudes of others that keep us from leading the full, involved lives we deserve.

And for those with "hidden" disabilities, it's hard, too. Because you might very well look "healthy." And not be.

"So what's wrong with you?"

Oh, honey...if only you knew. It's starts with THAT question!

There might be much "wrong" (at least by the questioner's definition). But there's even more RIGHT. How about a change of mind? Of thinking?

Attitudes are the REAL disability!