@SarahP True story, I once met a guy called Jason Mason at a party. He was exactly as you would imagine a Jason Mason would be.
@Miss Maszkerádi this might be a stretch but the thought ran through my mind the other day that it kind of sounds related to incompetent. Like, a really incompetent person couldn't even get the pronounciation of incompetent right and thus it would come out nincompoop?
I was looking at Melbourne houses on Gumtree recently and found one with the selling point 'NO MESS AND NO SMELL'. Wow, I hadn't dared to hope to find a place that was both tidy AND stink-free
@Poubelle mine is an androgynous alto too! And like you, unless the authors specified, the accent is a neutral (for me) middle class trans-Tasman. Kind of a boring internal narrator now that I think about it.
@iceberg Ohh I wasn't allowed to watch 90210 either even though everyone else at school was (at the age of 10 or 11).
The other show my parents banned was Shortland Street (a NZ soap opera), but I think that might have just been because they thought it was rubbish television. So missing out on those two shows made half the playground conversations incomprehensible to me.
@cuminafterall I'm not LW3 but I am in a very similar situation - the timing if this Ask a Lady is eerily good. My Dad's new girlfriend went to my high school, and was actually a few years below me. He hasn't talked to me about any of this, but just casually dropped into the conversation the fact that she would be there at Christmas brunch. I have been struggling with how I will interact with her, and I think that treating her as an acquaintance with poor taste in men is perfect!
Well probably better than my other idea, which was to reminisce about high school with her at length, in the hopes of making dad feel really uncomfortable
@artificial owl grrr that shamu article made me twitchy. Your husband is behaving like a child and distracting you from the pots on the stove? So you train him like a dolphin? WTF.
@Angelena@twitter sadly, you cannot comment on bathroom stalls via twitter...yet.
@Blackwatch Plaid I vote quit the job you only sorta like, but first stock up on heaps of clothes from there while you still get your discount. Alternatively, could you cut your hours back at that job?