> ]> MaeveEnRoute's blog http://www.inpassing.org/blog/view/1077 enIt's all in the semicolon. http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2747 "She's a little sharp; I need another beer." - girl at karaoke, Cambridge, MAGetting an education early http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2746 Woman to child: You like drag queens, though, right, honey?<br /> Child of about 6: I don't know that many, but I like <i>them.</i><br /> <br /> <br /> (Diesel Cafe, Somerville, MA)Mother Hen http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2479 "Here, you take the chicken, it's <i>your</i> baby!"<br /> - one girl to another in the cereal aisle at Albertson's Woodland HillsKiller Gramma http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2475 "Take him down, Gramma! Take him down!"<br /> - girl, very loudly, in Follow Your Heart, Woodland Hills, CANoise? Allergies? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2463 "I'm sorry, girl, but I'm not staying in any apartment where I need three Benadryl and a shot of tequila just to get to sleep!"<br /> - woman on cell phone, Corner Bakery, Woodland Hills CAMy sainted mother, five minutes ago http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2450 "I feel crappy, yes I do, yes I do,<br> I feel crappy, yes I do, yes I do,<br> I feel crappy, yes I do, yes I do,<br> <i>(pause)</i><br> I'm trying to think of a song, and I can't, that's how crappy I feel. I need a crap song." <br><br> <hr> [I suppose I should offer to get her some tea or something instead of laughing at her and running off to InPassing ... but that's just the kind of vile spawn I am. *shrug*]What happens when you live with classicists http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2445 These are from The Archives (a loose collection of napkin-noted remarks from my sophomore year, when I lived with a Latin major and a Sanskrit major). I came across them again and thought they deserved to come back, especially since Jon's around. :c)<br /> <br /> <br /> "Was Plato impotent or something?"<br /> <br /> <br /> "Hoo boy, get <i>me</i> some o' that Petrarch!"<br /> <br /> <br /> "Have you got any togae virilae?"Ouch? Ew? What does one say? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2441 "Go get in bed and chew your feet!"<br /> - at a Christmas party in North Hollywood, CAOh ... *now* you tell me! http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2436 Woman to waiter: Is there something going on tonight?<br /> Waiter to woman: I think there's going to be a DJ here later.<br /> Woman to waiter: Oh, do you know who?<br /> Waiter to woman: [<i>missed this</i>]<br /> Woman to waiter: Cool - when does he get here?<br /> Waiter to woman: <i>(pause)</i> I'm sorry, ma'am, I don't speak English. <i>(turns abruptly, walks away)</i>For Steff :c) http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2430 "I love linguistics gatherings. Normally, people talk about beer, sports, and women. Here, you've got people talking in Portuguese about pro-drop languages. <i>So</i> cool."<br /> <br /> -overheard at reception for linguistics conference; Ann Arbor, MIBlueberries for Sal? Anyone? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2427 "The word, ‘blueberries,’ it speaks of a fruit, but it speaks of much more, of the Lac St-Jean, of the summer cottage, of liberty and dripping juice, and also of the bears who from time to time come into the forest!"<br /> - professor at the Université de Montréal<br /> <br /> ::blink::<br /> <br /> <br /> (Translated from:<br /> <br /> "<i>Le mot, ‘bleuets,’ça parle d’un fruit, mais ça parle aussi de beaucoup plus, du Lac St-Jean, du chalet, de la liberté et du jus qui coule, et aussi des ours qui viennent de temps en temps dans la forêt!</i>" - in other words, no, it doesn't make any more sense in French.)Open to interpretation? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2426 "I prefer to keep my vagina out *here* when I'm interpreting." - Harvard undergrad <hr> (There was context, but it's long and mostly highly-technical and ultimately not very interesting.)All common nouns, I guess? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2425 "A mouse is not really different from a fork, or a TV."<br /> - in a Harvard dining hallOrange juice and the subjunctive mood http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2422 "[My TA] brings orange juice to section; otherwise I'd wish he was dead."<br /> - Harvard student<br /> <br /> "Put down 'were' so I don't look stupid."<br /> - same Harvard student, upon noticing that I was writing down her quoteMoral relativism, or total point-missing? http://www.inpassing.org/node/view/2421 "That's not a reason to say Brutus was morally flawed, just because he killed his friend."<br /> - student in Harvard University Shakespeare seminar