Sunday, December 6, 2009

sunday shorts OR just how much therapy are my kids going to need?

I was raised in a theatrical family. We're not WAY weird... really. As a matter of fact I think the only way to tell is that we all pronounce our words as if we've just taken the voice and diction class that when I finally DID take in college I had explanations for WHY I said certain words differently than most of the population...

an orange sounds more like Our - anj
envelope? to me it's an ON-velope

(sorry, we're not discussing tomato/tomahto, OR potato/potahto - I'm not THAT weird)

the biggest one that gets noticed (because really, how often am I talking about oranges and envelopes?) is when I say Aunt (not ant)... some of my nieces and nephews will say Aunt the "proper" way when referring to me - and just say Aunt (ant) when referring to the other aunts in the family...

Why this whole set-up... why is this funny at all? Well, my sweet little M said her prayers last night and blessed members of the family... Grandmas, Grandpas, Mom, Dad, Cousins, Uncles, Aunts, and Ants...

or maybe she's just showing concern for all those little buggers as they begin to freeze?

8 comments:

Michelle said...

One of my professors often said as parents we get to bet our babies--meaning we try things and see if they work or just mess up our kids.
I think I say Aunt Tonya and Ant Tanya because they rhyme (sort of). It is easier to remember who is who that way.

Kristina P. said...

I don't think I know anyone that says it not like Ant.

Megz said...

It definitely is your claim to fame to be the one in the family who says things strangely.
I just don't get where it came from. You didn't go to Professor 'iggins, did you?

Barbaloot said...

I rather like the sound of Aunt...but I think I'm too old to switch from Ant.

April said...

I spewed on my computer! Thanks! And we have "Ants & Anties" in our family. It depends on if you are talking to your Canadian relatives or not.

T said...

April's gotta stop spewing on her computer... that's just plain gross...

And true - it is partially the Aunt Tonya / Ant Tanya thing that makes it stick - it just "works" that way :)

I don't think I could have tolerated Professor 'Iggins Megz - he talks funny :)

LC said...

Don't forget" Colorahdo"
It is much more sophisticated. Have you been hanging out with the Cullens? (sorry I'm in the middle of Twilight right now)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I've never been that phoentically correct because I grew up here where we live... so what's the problem with how you pronounce things??? Sounds normal to me! hehehehe

Hope the Ants don't freeze either! :)