Conversing across cultures is increasingly important in a globalized world, and this short guide to speaking whale is but a small step in efforts to communicate in ways that both acknowledge and appreciate differences. Yes, Dory would be proud.
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Tags: communication, dialect, dory, finding nemo, free willy, how to, language, motherhood, silly, speak, whale
Tags: arlington, boston, boston accent, concord, framingham, how to, massachusetts, peabody, pronunciation, waltham, worcester
It’s a crazy world full of words that don’t look the way they sound or sound the way they look. Massachusetts presents a special challenge, and here are a few tips to help prep you for your next Boston-area visit. Of course, it’s a big state, so more work needs to be done. But never fear–more road trips will happen, along with follow-up vlog posts to help you on your way.
Tags: chubby, how to, silly
This double-feature begins with the classic Chubby, who I believe was introduced to me by my sister Diane when I was in high school. While high school students look silly, Chubby is best if you can get a four-year old to try it out. Really, I take that back: it doesn’t matter how old you are. Chubby makes everyone look ridiculous, in the very best sense of the word.
Soon after I learned how to be Chubby, Amy Case taught me how to be Skinny. I don’t do it quite as well as she does, but, again, if you can get some little kids to mimic you, it’s definitely the best thing going.
Tags: how to, talk, Yogi Bear
After seeing the Yogi Bear movie, I decided I should share guidelines for talking Yogi-style. Especially because I annoyed my kids by speaking like Yogi for a whole hour or two after the movie ended, and I needed another outlet for my talent. I didn’t try BooBoo. But how awesome is it that Justin Timberlake did BooBoo’s voice? Maybe for a future post, Justin will let me film him giving advice on being BooBoo….