Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chapter 11, Page 15 Permit, sort of

Not quite a driving permit.

It's hard to write the way Mary (and by extension, I) really talk. Wall o' Text doesn't even begin to describe it.

That same difficulty may also explain why I haven't put Dad in the comic much.

7 comments:

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Too true: Our delivery styles are a trifle non-standard.

An interesting exercise: set up a recorder, and tape us, talking. The transcript might be enlightening.

Dan (AKA Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com) said...

Do I really need to mention that that's the way I talk, too? :P

Brigid said...

@Dad: That would be kinda fun. And with a tape of my voice maybe I could find someone who can really identify this weird accent.

@Dan: It's certainly the way you type. lol

Robert said...

I have zero skill slots in "concise verbal discussion." I can often find ways to be more concise when writing (though even then it's difficult) but when I start rambling... damn. I can take five minutes saying something that other people could say in five seconds. ^^;;

Rob H.

Zach said...

Scary. My oldest boy just got that piece of paper himself.

Robert said...

Here, lass. It's an accent quiz. ^^ http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Brigid said...

@Robert: Tell me about it! Of course, my own rambling and the rambling of my Dad has made me rather good at piecing out the gist of what other people say, but it's still frustrating.

And I'll look at the quiz, though it assumes the accent is American.

@Zach: Be afraid! Be very afraid!