[LMB] Vorkosiverse language
Judy R. Johnson
jrj at fidalgo.net
Sun Jan 9 03:16:49 GMT 2011
From: lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk
[mailto:lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk] On Behalf Of Gwynne Powell
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:02 PM
To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
Subject: Re: [LMB] Vorkosiverse language
> From: Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
> I need to reach back deep into my father's late and fled-from hillbilly
past and see if I can remember any turns of phrase he's use when he was
> "Close the door! Were you born in Silvy Vale, where they only have three
sides to a house?"
I like that one! Our version growing up was, 'Shut the door! Were you born
in a tent?'
or, for some reason, '...were you born in Queensland?'
Gwynne (still wondering about Queensland construction techniques....)
NEW from JRJ> "...were you raised in a barn?" That's how I heard it,
growing up. And (while living on the Great Plains), "Ain't nothing between
here and the North Pole but a bob-wire fence, and some darned fool left the
"Uncle's going to town, and we're going along with." Other sayings exist I
can't think of right now.
Who doubts if the status quo is ever well enough to be let alone
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