Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Geeky Stuff I Say...

...that makes my non-medievalist, non-language/literature friends laugh at me.
- Of course I hate it, but that usage has infiltrated the lexicon, hasn't it?
- I've found this wonderful passage, and can't wait to share it with my Latin translation group!
- Why, how many languages do you have to learn?
- You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
- Callipygean
- My other choice isn't the Iron Maiden by any chance, is it?
- No, Shakespeare is a little modern for me. Besides, I haven't yet forgiven him for portraying John of Gaunt as an elderly and weak man. John of Gaunt was hawt, I tell you, H-A-W-T, hawt!
- What is this 'magical realism' of which you speak?
- Look, for all I know 'King Arthur' was the third son of a pig-farmer in Wales!
- In the old days, redheaded children were drowned for their evil. We can't all keep the traditions we like, now can we?
- I don't use too many tag questions, do I?
- Oh, stop. You don't have to monitor your grammar with me. However, if you're interested, you might want to freshen up your subjunctive. Just saying.
- Holy Crap! I can't believe they wrote a ________ (random obscure literary analytical term) into this TV show.
- Doesn't everybody organize their books by country and century of origin?
- No, I am not a scholar, I'm a booker. Ic eom bocere. We'll have none of your new-fangled, Frenchified descriptive nouns here.

(I apologize for the tardiness of my responses to your comments. I'm a dork, with a very busy, dorklike schedule.)

1 comment:

Tiruncula said...

"John of Gaunt was hawt, I tell you, H-A-W-T, hawt!"

Oh, we are SO soul sisters!

And I love "freshen up your subjunctive". Will have to use that.