Updates According to Pitts: June 28, 2010Posted: June 28, 2010
Did Yours Truly pull off a three-peat? My goodness!
Book of Odds: Swearing In
As a lover of language, I have rarely deleted a good expletive when the circumstance has allowed. (Read: I have home training and I don’t just go swearing any old place. I mean, do you know my mother?)
According to The Feath, who is less curse-friendly than I, my use of foul language is melodious; it has a rhythm and a tempo smooth enough to be missed in the flow of conversation. “You,” she says, “are no John Malkovich.”
That makes sense. My biggest influences in that regard weren’t as interested in the percussive use of a blue note; rather, there was a melodious improvisational feel that made the words seem like cool linguistic accents rather than utterances that would get you in trouble. As I grew up, my parents made it clear that the language Richard Pryor used was not to be flung freely about their house, but they didn’t go so far as to demonize it. How could they? Some of the playwrights and poets they respected most have been known to use language that would make a sailor blush.
Check out the rest at Book of Odds
Pitts Think: J Day + 24: Apparently, She’s Not a Duke Fan
Someone was very excited about the USA-Ghana World Cup match and saw a good opportunity to share her thoughts on Blue Devils Nation.
Check out the massacre at Pitts Think.
Might try to get up the Convos that I’d threatened to do last week and neglected to do because I’m me.
And with that, I’m off to attempt to organize my professional and personal life. Until next week…Huzzah!