Delores Handy word of the day

"conferble"


4 comments:

Mr Punch said...

"Conferble"? Usually I have some idea what she means.

Larry Davidson said...

Just a suggestion here, Eeka, but since you are devoted to human rights and non-discrimination, maybe you could cut Delores some slack instead of continually making fun of her for speaking a regional dialect of American English that's not the same as yours. Try taking a look at two recent posts in the excellent linguistics blog, Language Log: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2489 and http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2493.

eeka said...

Larry, I've replied to you before on this matter. All I've done here is transcribe words she's said, and I'm guessing you've noticed that she doesn't consistently speak any one dialect of English (sometimes saying a word different ways in one sentence), which is what's intriguing.

Molly said...

Also, I'm not sure one one-word post every two to three weeks qualifies as "continually".