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Thank you all for these suggestions, except @Danzig!.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Oh also, if anyone reading this liked that Midnight Breakfast essay by Kima Jones that I posted on Tuesday, consider throwing a few bucks to their crowdfunding campaign.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm 0

On Which English Do You Speak?

@adorable-eggplant Oh yeah, apparently California in general has better produce than most of the country. I don't really know, I have to check my produce privilege.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:23 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Hey, who wants to recommend me a non-overwhelming perfume for grownups?

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@coolallison Dude, the whole credit system is like something out of a dystopic novel. I will never get over the fact that checking your score lowers your score. $58, aaaahhhh.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:25 pm 2

On Which English Do You Speak?

@does it need saying This is doubly interesting because your username itself is an alternative to "needs said."

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On Which English Do You Speak?

@adorable-eggplant Basically, NorCal thinks there is this big rivalry and has a huge chip on its shoulder about being better than SoCal. SoCal doesn't care about NorCal at all, which means they've already won. But I will never admit they've won because I'm from NorCal and everyone is so fake down there and the traffic is terrible and they're so obsessed with appearances and etc.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm 0

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@hedgehogerie I was raised in NorCal, but my dad is from SoCal, so I somehow picked up "the 280" as a child. The funny thing about "hella" is I have Internet friends from as far away as the UK and Australia who've picked it up, but SoCal is still like, Nope.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:02 am 0

On Which English Do You Speak?

@Frankeneeka @bureaucrab Oh wow! I didn't realize there were so many variations within Pennyslvania itself! (I'm from California, the whole northeast is just one state to me.)

Funnily enough, I think "You done your homework?" comes back around to a more universal version of spoken English. People across the country would say that in casual conversation, just in most people's minds, it's a shortened version of "HAVE you done your homework?" not "ARE you done your homework?"

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:00 am 0

On Which English Do You Speak?

@Frankeneeka Ahhh, that's so interesting! In standard English, you have to say "I'm done WITH my homework" (or "I'VE done my homework") not "I'm done my homework." It's totally correct for your regional dialect, but incorrect in pretty much everyone else's. You are like an awesome rare language gem!

Do you use the "needs washed" construction too?

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm 0