Comments on "Family dialect study" - Faerye Net 2008-05-21T11:24:35+00:00 re: Waffle House 2008-05-21T11:24:35+00:00 2008-05-21T11:24:35+00:00 <p>Interesting, J9 (and welcome to my lair!). My sources call that&#8230;lessee, O&#8217;Brian has peppers, so I think Potatoes &#8220;Lyonnaise&#8221; or something.</p> <p>My sources are Wikipedian, though, so they could easily be mistaken.</p> Felicity Waffle House 2008-05-20T23:57:31+00:00 2008-05-20T23:57:31+00:00 <p>This may be betraying my cultural origins, but I this is also the way &#8220;hash&#8221; is served in some parts of the south? In fact, I grew up eating fried potatoes that were about a quarter inch thick and pieces as big as half-dollars. More Potato, less grease, and very tasty. (Always comes with onions.)</p> Jeannine taters 2008-05-20T16:57:42+00:00 2008-05-20T16:57:42+00:00 <p>I think sometimes they&#8217;re called country style or home style hashbrowns. Or something. Ask me when I start getting more than 4-6 hours sleep per night. But they&#8217;re called something. On some menu. Somewhere. I guarantee it.</p> sister_sledge Re: names 2008-05-19T19:21:20+00:00 2008-05-19T19:21:20+00:00 <p>(note that I do not respond to EMeta&#8217;s slashdot suggestion. Because it APPALLS me on every level.)<br /> <br /> The slashbrowns (which I restored today in a moment of bravado before sending the thesis in) are in a homemade breakfast-food context, so it shouldn&#8217;t be too confusing. I have gone with the weird, for truly, it is NOT the only weird thing in the story, so why should I lull people into a false sense of normality?</p> felicity Re: names 2008-05-19T17:40:29+00:00 2008-05-19T17:40:29+00:00 <p>Potatoes figure promptly in my novel-in-progress. Maybe the question is more about if everyone needs to <em>get</em> what you&#8217;re doing. (And I say this without any idea of what you&#8217;re doing.)<br /> <br /> But you can also put stuff back after graduation if you choose.</p> LeslieWhat names 2008-05-19T06:45:18+00:00 2008-05-19T06:45:18+00:00 <p>Just make sure each sliver is skinny and has four eyes &#38; call them slashdots.</p> EMeta Crikey! 2008-05-17T21:53:49+00:00 2008-05-17T21:53:49+00:00 <p>Potatoes really bring out the commenters here&#8217;bouts. These &#8216;home fries&#8217; do sound remarkably similar to slashbrowns. Also, tasty. I haven&#8217;t had dinner yet.<br /> <br /> I&#8217;m not sure I can hold out against the Slashbrown contingent when Leslie is in their ranks&#8230;nor can I ever bring myself to argue that I don&#8217;t have the right to invent words. <br /> <br /> Hmm. Maybe Jack and future readers will have to learn my crazy lingo!</p> felicity No subject 2008-05-17T21:35:25+00:00 2008-05-17T21:35:25+00:00 <p>You mean we aren&#8217;t supposed to make up the words?<br /> <br /> (I love &#8220;slashbrowns&#8221; and think you ought to keep it.)<br /> <br /> l.</p> LeslieWhat Home fries? 2008-05-17T11:40:37+00:00 2008-05-17T11:40:37+00:00 <p>It sounds like your grandmother is making &#8220;home fries.&#8221; Really, really, really tasty-sounding &#8220;home fries.&#8221;<br /> <br /></p> bedrick Non-words 2008-05-17T01:09:31+00:00 2008-05-17T01:09:31+00:00 <p>Nothing that a couple of single quotes can&#8217;t legitimize. :)</p> GreyStork