The trouble with LJ phone posts…

…is that they severely and suddenly make you sound like you’ve got a silly, stentorian lisssssssp!

Suffering succotash!

20 Responses to “The trouble with LJ phone posts…”

  1. bellybuttongirl Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 7:06 am

    that was cool :o) you popped my phone post cherry – i've never listened to anyone else's before because i was on dialup 😛
    sounds like you have many, many things to think about, but i'm sure it'll all fall into place 😀
    and yes, the phone gives you a lovely lithp 😛

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Popped your phone post cherry! I…well, I don't know quite what to say, but I feel really dirty because of it!
    Thanks for listening in! Your turn…

  3. bellybuttongirl Says:
    October 23rd, 2006 at 7:54 am

    you've created a monster…. you may sound like you have a lisp, but i sound like a complete dork, and i um a lot more than i thought i still did…

  4. no_mans_land Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 7:35 am

    <small>i say we further develop this island concept. my friends are so widely dispersed around the globe.</small>

  5. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    On your side of the country or mine? Somewhere new, perhaps? Or, we could thumb wrestle for it…

  6. catness Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 10:07 am

    An island for all of us!!!
    It was lovely to hear your voice.
    There is always much to think about on the "importance of what I'm doing". Some folks don't really have that internal conflict. I can never be sure whether I envy them or want to shake them.

  7. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Re: An island for all of us!!!
    Right, dear. How to use our time wisely and be something important – or at least feel like you're doing something important. And it's not even a work ethic thing; if more people went for deep fulfillment in this way, the world would be a much better – and, ironically, a much less selfish – place.
    I can't get used to my voice with that jarring, phone-created speech impediment! I might have to invest in a new handset…or speak through cheesecloth or something. OMG how vain am I?
    😉

  8. hermiston Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Yes Darren, this island concept has been raised and now it will not go away. How wonderful that it should revolve around you! First we should choose an island, then a date, and then the exclusive, all important, guest list!
    Good to hear you are back and sailing safely. UK universities can fight over you at their leisure, your time will come and we'll all be here waiting. Until then see you in Aberdeen, San Francisco, or, indeed, 'the island'.

  9. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 22nd, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    This is a gorgeous thought, and it can be done. It doesn't revolve around me, dear man, but rather, we should implement a soft-handed council of trusted friends from both sides of the world to choose who comes aboard – even for just a week at a time, then dissolving back into our lives once again, ever looking forward to the next meeting. With my luck, I'd only get picked every other comet year. 🙂
    You remain my biggest inspiration for hooking back in, and my most trusted contact at that level. A whole cadre of friends over here consistently ask me how you're getting on there, and it's my pleasure to fill them in, until you can, yourself – here, there, or on the Island.
    Cranes interview is done; I'll have that review back to you tout de suite, now. So sorry for the delay.

  10. gloomylex Says:
    October 23rd, 2006 at 8:21 am

    I was expecting you to have a Scottish accent hehe 🙂

  11. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 12:07 am

    Aw, you knew I was a native Yank, right?

  12. gloomylex Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 1:05 am

    Yes… but I had hope! :p

  13. gf_ripper Says:
    October 23rd, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    Hopefully later then sooner
    I hope you aren't leaving soon to the acedamia thing. But When you do I for one will miss hanging out with ya. But atleast I will have a place to crash if and when I go to scotland. But I hope it is much later then sooner.
    PS you poped my phone podcast live journal Cherry too. You cherry popper you.

  14. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 24th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    Re: Hopefully later then sooner
    Yes, one of the good things about having a network of friends strewn throughout the globe is that you always have a place to stay when visiting. And you won't have time to miss me, brother – I'll be popping back in at least once a year to check up on the shop. 🙂

  15. hannah_henchman Says:
    October 30th, 2006 at 11:01 am

    I was in the process of commenting to this post when my net went down so I have to go back and type an abbreviated version of said comment…just because I hate being twarted. *L*
    So awesome to hear your voice. It's weird how much we LJers end up knowing about each other and the big gaps that would be filled with in-person communication. It's just neat when I hear the people that usually only talk to me in text.
    You have a wonderful voice (even with the phone lisp *L*)–a lot like I imagined, though not quite as deep. You write very much like you talk…very natural. Interesting cadence and accent–where are you from originally? I believe you said Michigan at one point but I might be confusing you with someone else. I can hear the Northern CA and I believe Scotland has affected your vowels/speech patterns a bit. Interesting combination. Maybe I'll follow your lead if I get the nerve to let people hear my horrid vocalizations.
    Sorry to analyse so much–you know my dialect/language obsession is as bad as you "terribly boring 18th century crap" which, by the by, I find anything but boring.
    Again, glad your trip went so well…especially glad that it rekindled your academic desire. I agree totally–that's what you're supposed to do. The passion and intensity with which you write about your area of study shows how important it is to you. And, from what I can tell, you're damned good at it.
    So, I look forward to hearing more about your boring historical crap. *L* Not only for your sake–It makes me feel better that someone else is obsessed with dusty old things.

  16. FunkyPlaid Says:
    October 31st, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for r-eposting; I understand what a terrible bastard it can be when your writings get swallowed up by the faulty Intarweb.
    I agree that the dimension of voice adds so much to our perception of our LJ friends, and I also really think it's a great thing. I'll be greatly looking forward to hearing you when you gather the courage to do the same.
    You're right that I was raised in Michigan (though born in New York), but I think I'm thoroughly vocally Californized, much to my shame. I try to keep an even keel and extract the 'dooods!' and 'likes' from my speech, but they pop up from time to time. I'm only human, you know. 🙂
    I'm warmed by your analysis of my speech, and thanks for taking the time to listen. I don't perceive that I've brought anything back with me from Scotland, as I was only there for a year – hardly enough time to develop anything lasting. What I have noticed that has been affected by my repeated stays there is perhaps a wider range of syntactic expression. For instance, I will never use the word 'pants' again without knowing exactly what I'm intending to say. 🙂
    But really, I have a distaste for folk who pop over the sea for a month and come back speaking differently. That affectation seems silly to me. But the way Americans ask questions, with their voices raising way up at the end…well, any method I have to evening that out is a good method.
    To dusty old things! *raises glass*

  17. hannah_henchman Says:
    November 3rd, 2006 at 11:33 am

    **Thanks for r-eposting; I understand what a terrible bastard it can be when your writings get swallowed up by the faulty Intarweb.**
    You're welcome. It's actually a compulsion of mine. I refuse to let technology eat my words. *L*
    **I'll be greatly looking forward to hearing you when you gather the courage to do the same.**
    Alrighty–I may do it tonight. I just have to tell myself, "Fuck it–it's just a voice."
    **You're right that I was raised in Michigan (though born in New York), but I think I'm thoroughly vocally Californized, much to my shame. I try to keep an even keel and extract the 'dooods!' and 'likes' from my speech, but they pop up from time to time.**
    Haha…I've never even been to CA and I can't get rid of those. Unfortunately I start to sound like some Southern version of a valley girl when I get excited.
    **I don't perceive that I've brought anything back with me from Scotland, as I was only there for a year – hardly enough time to develop anything lasting.**
    Hmmm…Then who invaded your vowels?!?! (That sounds like cause for a linguistic rape crisis line call). I don't know much about most US accents and dialects outside of the south/mid-atlantic so the source could be some place comepletely different.
    I didn't mean that your voice wasn't immediately identifiable as American–it was just the occasional vowel. The one that stands out to me is long "u" in "do" and such. It's got a light sound, almost like an "e" and "u" sound combined, stretched and then clipped at the end. I've only heard that in Scottish/northern English voices but I could be wrong.
    **For instance, I will never use the word 'pants' again without knowing exactly what I'm intending to say. :)**
    *L* Do you slip and say "trousers"?
    **But really, I have a distaste for folk who pop over the sea for a month and come back speaking differently. That affectation seems silly to me.**
    Oh god, yes. I've run into those before and felt intense embarrassment for them. …and the excuse, "I just pick up accents quickly." I wonder, "Then, why the hell didn't you re-Americanize at the airport?"
    I guess it's part of that annoying romanticization a lot of Americans have with the UK/Ireland…the same things that make goth chicks practically hump the legs of anyone who might be from any of those places. *L* Peculiar.
    So yeah, I wasn't implying anything like that–you have better sense.
    **But the way Americans ask questions, with their voices raising way up at the end…well, any method I have to evening that out is a good method.**
    Never, EVER spend any time in the deep south (or parts of NC and TN for that matter). There are women who do that with every single sentence. It bothers me because I always feel obligated to ANSWER the implied, though non-existant, question.
    I do it a little–but I think only when I'm asking a question in a form that could be confused as a statement. To do it constantly is linguistic neediness–"To make sure you respond to everything I say, I'll give the social cue for response required."
    Ahhh…language is a beautiful thing.

  18. FunkyPlaid Says:
    November 15th, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Okay, Rachel. Now I'm dying for a phone post from you. 🙂
    Do you slip and say "trousers"?
    Oh, no. I *ensure* I say "trousers" so I'll never again feel silly about talking of underwear in mixed company. Plus, it's one of those anachronistic words that I like to use, anyway. 🙂
    The one that stands out to me is long "u" in "do" and such. It's got a light sound, almost like an "e" and "u" sound combined, stretched and then clipped at the end. I've only heard that in Scottish/northern English voices but I could be wrong.
    Good observation here. My dear, departed friend Sarah used to desperately try to instill this vowel sound in my speech when I was living there. It took me months to learn to say "Stewart" instead of "Stooooart". And when you're speaking about Jacobites all the time, this kind of thing matters. 😉

  19. hannah_henchman Says:
    November 20th, 2006 at 11:15 am

    **Okay, Rachel. Now I'm dying for a phone post from you. 🙂
    *L* I just have to wait until something halfway interesting occurs so I don't sit there saying, "Er…so, um…I went to work today…um…fed the cats…uh…yeah. Bye."
    Besides that, I just have to make a big production out of everything. *L*
    **Oh, no. I *ensure* I say "trousers" so I'll never again feel silly about talking of underwear in mixed company.
    Trousers is a good word.
    I had to explain my rather excessive mirth on reading this to Rob and and we were both rather hysterical imagining all the ways that "the misuse of pants" would be socially awkward.
    Though we got rather creative, the simple "I love your pants!" remained at the top of the list.
    ** My dear, departed friend Sarah used to desperately try to instill this vowel sound in my speech when I was living there.**
    Well, I do believe she succeeded. 🙂
    **It took me months to learn to say "Stewart" instead of "Stooooart". And when you're speaking about Jacobites all the time,this kind of thing matters. 😉
    *L* Yeah, mispronunciation of central names doesn't do much for academic credibility.
    I never really thought about that, though…that such a slight difference in vowel sound could be so important.
    Of course I had to ponder what I say–It's surprisingly difficult to listen to how you say a word without altering the way you say it.
    As far as I can tell, words like "do", I say with a full "oo" sound (open airway, toungue at the bottom of the mouth). Stewart is odd though, an excess of vowel sounds to deal with, and the "st" changes the "ew" a bit–It comes out oddly like "St'wert"–the "u" is there, just fast and slender.
    Good thing I don't have a job requiring linguistic credibility of any sort. *L* If nothing else, I can say, "I'm preserving my native dialect."
    That at least befuddles people.

  20. FunkyPlaid Says:
    November 21st, 2006 at 1:17 am

    You've got some stains on your pants, there, sweetheart.
    🙂
    More here.

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