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04/13/2010

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Vextasy

Brilliant and very funny. And audible too.

Reminds me of how my youngest son used
to hear words quite differently to his
brothers and sister. Once he’d grown old
enough to spell them out to us
we’d discover his interpretation was
often better than the real one.

Two of my favourites were:

“eye browns” (for eyebrows), and
“hand burger” (for hamburger).

Stacia

That is too cute! Do you still use those words with him, as a good-natured tease? Because I have a few that my brother still brings up from time to time.

To be fair, I am definitely not an aural learner. Can't remember a thing unless I write it down. And if my Love and I are having an informal Spanish lesson and he breaks out a new word, the first thing I say is "spell it." It's like I can't get it until I can picture it in my head.

Vextasy

We do, as a tease.

His brothers will never let him
forget. They treat them like stored
ammunition to wheel out from time to time.
But it's all good-natured.

Vextasy

"I Love Lucy" takes me way back.
I can recall watching Lucille Ball
in black and white on my grandparent's TV
set in the late 60s.

But was it "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy Show" or
even "Here's Lucy". I think probably the first
as I have a vague recognition of the title
card: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Lucy.

But now you've triggered other memories.
What was that TV show that featured an
American woman with a sheep - a hand-puppet
sheep. Mary someone?

Perhaps I need to invest in some more
Wikipedia time.


Stacia

i vaguely remember the sheep, but I am bad with names and can't recall at the moment. I never watched that one as it wasn't on WTBS - the station that ran all the old shows before Nick at Night and TVLand - so I missed it. wait--sherry was her name I think.

My Love and I have been gorging on British shows lately - Monarch of the Glen, Ballykissangel, Hamish MacBeth (love me some Robert Carlyle). I have trouble with that accents sometimes, but love them!

Vextasy

Lamb Chop was the name of the sheep
and I thought that was the Mary Tyler Moore
Show but Google suggests it would have been
the Shari Lewis Show (you were right).

Monarch of the Glen is/was filmed
just a stone's throw from where my wife's
family comes from - a beautiful area.

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