Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, November 21, 2008


This one is for you.

"So, folks out east have like tucky twenties, and add y or ies to the end of everything."

"Hmm. It sounds as fun as a gunshot wound."

"I think Cassie is going to tell you to go fuck yourself."

So, any ways... That was an excerpt of a conversation between me and Kim about the virtues of New England parlance.

This sentence links to a story about some weirdo leaving cuts of meat in the Framingham town square.


Kimber said...

Actually "ie/y" goes on the end of names. Kimmie, Donnie, Johnny...
Don't forget you also made fun of Dunkies. I hope you have come up with a fabulous make-up plan for us tonight.

cassdawn said...

um - 'for me' - um, sure, okay.

so first let me say that i haven't a clue what a tucky twenty is - had to ask kim what the hell you were talking about. and neither does urban dictionary so . .. i think you're both drinking the purple kool-aid

it is true, however, that we like the ie with names. to the extent that we are nearly vexed by names that don't lend themselves to the practice.

so now that i know what you are talking about . . . the truth is i don't care. what can i say, i'm from the east coast and we both expect and forgive middle america's quaint ignorance. BUT kim said i should tell you to fuck yourself anyway.

in the spirit of the new england vernacular i won't tell you to fuck yourself. i'll tell you that you are a fuhkin retahd

'sounds as fun as a gunshot wound' sure. okay. i hope you didn't work too hard at that. but actually our silly ie/y quirk has less in common with a gunshot wound then say burning buildings down just cuz they are there or crazy militia groups

the meat thing is great though. i found another article http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/state/x1772949707/Mysterious-meat-has-residents-baffled
this is my favorite part : "He asks anyone finding a hunk of meat to call police at 508-872-1212"

actually he probably asked that if anyone found a hunkie of meatie that they call the piggies.