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“Which word does not fit with the others? Evansville -- Simpsonville -- Clarksville -- Louisville -- Shepherdsville. Answer: Loo-uh-vul. It's the only one with a hillbilly pronunciation. Oddly enough, the local accent is overcome when naming certain major arteries like Taylorsville Road and Shelbyville Road. Enough verbal effort is summoned to speak of those 'villes.' The city's nickname is The Ville. If one says 'Loo-uh-vul,' then why isn't the nickname pronounced 'The Vull?'”—
—- Terry Meiners, a Louisvillian (Loo-e-vill-yun), and broadcaster who can’t understand why other broadcasters selectively patronize locals by using the ‘Loo-uh-vul’ version. Broadcasters in other cities don’t patronize their viewers/listeners by saying ‘Nawlins,’ ‘Nu Yawk,’ ‘Bawstin,’ or ‘Naw-fuk,’ instead of succumbing to local pronunciations. Professional standards demand that they apply accurate elocution skills. Or are they ‘skulls?’
This is me and my brother’s chat just now. We’re talking about what will I present for the competition tomorrow.
I just find this cute and sweet. Kasi tiningnan niya talaga yung ippresent kong Elocution (How will I deliver it, and all the actions involved) kahit sobrang late na. It’s 11:43pm, by the way.
Nahirapan pa kaming humanap ng meeting place sa bahay. Hehe.
Gonna do my best tomorrow.
Elocution taught, stammering cured
“With the other sex, the charm of voice is a powerful means of persuasion and control. It gives to woman much of her influence — an influence depending on the mildness of her manner, and her soft and musical tones, displayed in the language of sympathy, entreaty, and of kind remonstrance. Her’s is the privilege and the duty to be at the side of the suffering invalid, in infancy, in youth, and in mature age; to comfort the mourner, and to aid the poor and distressed. And what makes the potions to the feverish patient less nauseous — what gives balm to the language of resignation, and imparts the glow of pleasure to the wan and weary beggar, when she is, in each case, the ministering angel! Much is in the pitying look, much in the inclining gesture and softened manner; but still more in the tones of her voice, her low and smoothly uttered words of solace and of hope.”
You got that right, Doctor.
Call of Nature
I am currently helping my eldest son memorize his poem for his upcoming elocution on the 29th of July.
This will be his first time to memorize a three-stanza poem. My wife and I are making shifts in helping him remember the lines which is by the way in Filipino. The title of the piece is “Panawagan sa Kapaligiran.”
No doubt he has problems with some of the words yet I am amazed how fast he remembers them.
We have added four more lines of the poem and I am tyrying to teach him some attitude to create an appealing presentation when that day comes.
This is the time for me to bond with my eldest which I haven’t done before.
The stupid moment when two of your frenemies(?) put out their bitch guns. =))
May dalawang tao na parang sira-ulo na hinde mo maintindihan. =)) HAHA.
Pinagtritripan ako na parang solo lang daw ako. HAHA. Whuteverrr.
It’s fine. Talk all you want, forever bitches kayo! \m/
Angel daw? Hulog ka ng langit. Para ihulog sa impyerno! =))
Tapos pinsan mo pa. Tsk. Saket. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Anyway, whutever. HAHA.
NO BITCHY LIFE = BOTHERS OTHER’S BITCHY LIFE.
Hello Guys :-h
The filler word "ummm" will be extremely noticeable (and perhaps distracting) in a phone interview. To break the habit, try this: every time you feel yourself wanting to say "umm" force yourself to take a breath.
Not only will it keep you from ummm making a ummm noticeable ummm ummm what’s the word it will force you to slow down and [breath] gather your thoughts so you can express yourself more [breath] eloquently and professionally.