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Posted on 2008.09.04 at 22:31
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Because I need distraction and also because I love linguistic stuff, a meme! By way of everyone, most recently malnpudl:



WHERE I COME FROM:

Birth to age 16, suburban Massachusetts north of Boston. 16 to just recently, all over Rhode Island. Now I'm back in Massachusetts. USA, all.

WHAT DO YOU CALL:

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks?

Brook, or stream if it's smaller. I've used creek, rarely.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called?

Shopping cart or carriage. (patchfire calls it a 'buggy', which amuses me to no end).

3. A metal container to carry a meal in?

Lunchbox.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in?

Frying pan or skillet.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people?

Sofa, although I've been known to use 'couch'.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof?

Downspout, I guess.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening?

Porch.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages?

When I was a kid, we called it tonic. Apparently it's not a term much used in Massachusetts anymore. In RI it's soda, and that's what I call it now.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup?

Pancake or Johnnycake. These are two different foods.

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself?

Sub or grinder.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach?

Swimming trunks or bathing suit.

12. Shoes worn for sports?

Sneakers.

13. Putting a room in order?

Tidying up.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark?

Firefly.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball?

Pillbug.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down?

Seesaw.

17. How do you eat your pizza?

With my hands. And anchovies, onions and feta cheese (I call it the Halitosis Pizza).

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?

Garage sale or yard sale, depending on whether it's in a garage or a yard.

19. What's the evening meal?

Supper or dinner. It was always 'supper' when I was little.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?

The basement, if it's finished and made into a room. The cellar if it's just a furnace and water heater and boxes and stuff. My mother always said 'downcellar' as a location.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?

Drinking fountain, although it's a bubbler in RI (pronounced 'bubblah').

Okay, now back to Northern Exposure. Why on Earth didn't I watch this show when it was out?

Comments:


Isis
isiscolo at 2008-04-10 02:55 (UTC) ()
Eee, why didn't you? That is, actually, one of the very few shows I watched when it was out. I have written fic for it! I can rec you fic for it! Oh, man, I am all nostalgic for it now. I ♥ Northern Exposure SO MUCH.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-10 02:58 (UTC) ()
I'm a little over halfway into the pilot and I love it. Not to mention the little voice in the back of my brain screaming OMG CROSSOVER.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2008-04-10 03:07 (UTC) ()
*buts in*

I hope you don't mind me asking about the fic recs? I love NX (it's one of my all time favourite tv shows) but I've never been able to find much fic for it. I've seen a few Chris/Joel fics that were decent but I have yet to find a decent Joel/Maggie fic ... or any het fic for the show. (Not that I'm adverse to the slash - I'm not - but Joel/Maggie was my OTP for that show and I'd love to read a really good J/M fic!)
Magpie
sistermagpie at 2008-04-10 03:01 (UTC) ()
God, I was a huge NE fan. Until they destroyed it at the end. :-IMO, of course.:-)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-10 04:43 (UTC) ()
*covers eyes* Don't tell me, I don't wanna know. ;)
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2008-04-10 04:52 (UTC) ()
Ya know - I recently rewatched Season Six and it wasn't as bad as I remembered. Its not as good as the earlier seasons and it did jump the shark but I think the distance from it ... not seeing it in quite a long time ... let me appreciate it more.

And some people love Season Six so you might like it. I'd be curious to know what a total newbie to the show thinks ...
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2008-04-10 03:05 (UTC) ()
Oh Oh! Northern Exposure! I LOVE that show! Alas, there isn't much of a fandom for it (*pouts*) - I wish there was more fic. I LOVE Joel/Maggie (though I also like the other pairings too ... but Joel/Maggie was a total OTP back in the day ... )

The show did jump the shark in the last season and a bit in the second to last season as well ... but up until then it was quality writing.

*ALAS - this is the only NX icon I have left. I used to have more ...
Icepixie
icepixie at 2008-04-10 03:51 (UTC) ()
Eeeeeeeee, NX! That is my absolute, bar none, FAVORITE show EVER. I aspire to one day write something as awesome as just about any episode of the series.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-10 11:46 (UTC) ()
I aspire to one day write something as awesome as just about any episode of the series.

That's exactly how I feel about Slings & Arrows (which only has eighteen episodes instead of a bunch of seasons). I'll definitely watch all of NX, because I'm loving it so far.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2008-04-10 23:50 (UTC) ()
That is my absolute, bar none, FAVORITE show EVER.

YAY! I'm not alone - it's actually tied with M*A*S*H for me but there will never be another show that has that soft spot in my heart. :D :D

I really need to bring back my NX icons ... :D Anyway. Um. Hi. :D
Vee
vsee at 2008-04-10 11:35 (UTC) ()
I am wandering through randomly and not even really online at the moment *whistles innocently*....

I just wanna say, I love Northern Exposure with a fiery passion and I will be so happy if you ever decide to talk about it or write it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-10 11:44 (UTC) ()
If I ever decide to write a crossover I'll need a co-writer, so be warned. ;)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-11 02:18 (UTC) ()
Okay, now I need BSG s3 :P
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-04-11 05:30 (UTC) ()
You got it baybee. Friday night, Saturday at the latest. (I have a writing deadline so it'll have to fit in with all that kinda stuff)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-04-11 14:20 (UTC) ()
:)))))))
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