Your Linguistic Profile:
40% General American English
5% Upper Midwestern
This is ... interesting, since I was born in New Hampshire and moved to Florida when I was fifteen. I was consequently teased for having a "Yankee" accent, which, ironically, made me hold on to it more. I do say "y'all," but I believe that's my only concession to the regional dialect. :D
Bleh. I so do not feel like studying for Art History. ... I think I require caffeine.
Oh -- to all who replied to my meme the other day: I'll have interview questions for you... soon. Cramming now.
Hmm. There was something else amusing that I wanted to share. *taps chin*
In my Comp II class, we're reading "The Importance of Being Earnest," which is probably my all-time favorite Wilde piece. And, as with "Othello," I'm making students choose roles and read the play out loud in class. When we got to the point where folks were supposed to volunteer for the parts of Gwendolyn and Cecily, no one was volunteering.
No girls, at least.
Finally, one boy's hand goes up. "I'll read it. What the hell, right? Girls read guy parts in Othello." (Which is true.) So, he's my Gwendolyn.
Another guy's hand goes up. "Sure, why not? I'll be Cecily."
Mind you, the first boy is... total class clown. The second boy is ... VERY masculine. A deep, deep voice. A "guy's guy," so to speak.
I have never. Laughed. SO HARD. EVAR.
They were totally playing it up -- the class was DYING. It was fantastic. And I was observed today (for the second time in a semester, which confuses me), but my peer observer spoke with me after class (she also happens to be my mentor AND my Art History professor), and was like, "Oh my god, what was FABULOUS."
Me: "And yet... oddly appropriate. The Importance of Being Earnest, as done by an all-male cast."
K: "Indeed. Oscar would be proud."
*giggles* It's the end of the semester and I'm getting punchy. Is it obvious?