Mar. 27th, 2006

notyourbroom: (confuse a cat)
..mm. I used to not veer // feel especially different when writing in Standard English instead of billtalk, but lately, I've had some difficulty finding ways to phrase in actual lofty parlance that which I wish to say [rather than simply warbling in a more oaken, organic prose].

<lj-cut text="Birthday so far">

And by that, I mean Birthday so far )
so here's my doublecrossing lexitrick--

I have "quarter till" as my underlying form
(as I say "quarter till" when the next hour is known),
but I say it like "quarter t'five" when I have to specify the hour.

Does anyone else do this?


Also, people who say "quarter of" confuse me, because I don't even know what that means. I just included it as a hypothetical option because I've heard Objectionable and Scandalous Rumours of its existence.


P.S. Earl Grey is reasonably hott, as the saying goes. I'm completely just one bald head, a starship, and a matter replicator away from becoming a Picard.

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