[LMB] Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 66, Issue 38

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 4 05:49:15 GMT 2010


> Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 13:58:01 -0600
> From: Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
> Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Postal Anecdote
> To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
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> On 11/3/2010 1:43 PM, A. Marina Fournier wrote:
> > On Nov 3, 2010, at 8:50 AM, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> >> Iceland it gets even scarier--some friends of mine went on a trip there. One of them got off the plane and as soon as he said a word, an Icelander seeing and hearing him start speaking, identified the exact village the friend's father was from, with no prior knowledge of the friend!
> > What language was said friend using? If Icelandic, the accents must be very specific!
> >
> > Marina
> 
> Maybe. Or it could be that some word was used the way it gets used in 
> that village. Kind of like when someone in Boston might call his Coke 
> a "tonic".
> 

My father once went to a country town he'd never been in before and was 
identified, from behind, as his father's son - because he walked like him.  
(I can't see anything particular about his walk at all!)
 
Gwynne 		 	   		  


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