On Random Thoughts, Late Friday Afternoon

At a meeting today…

“We’re not writing Hemingway here.”

No, I try and write like Fitzgerald, thanks.

Last night, while listening to the BBC World Service on NPR, I heard something I’d never, ever heard before.

I heard someone pronounce “February” the way it’s spelled.

I’ve always heard people say “Fe Byoo Airy.” Sometimes, just to be fun, I’ll say “Fe Brew Airy,” and that throws people, but it doesn’t come naturally to me and I have to think to do it.

But this news presenter, he with the RP accent, he said it “Fe Brew Ree.”

It was the coolest thing I’d ever heard.

And it made me go, “So that‘s how it’s supposed to be said!”

I suppose I’ll practice for like a month, so that I can start saying it right.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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