Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Call Me Merriam Webster

I actually just steal from MW and add some shady pop culture references to the mix.
But you run with whatever works for you, no?

My oh-so adorable Belen left a little comment asking me to further explain the almighty Twang.

Merriam -Webster defines it as:

Main Entry: 1twang
Pronunciation: \ˈtwaŋ\
Function: noun
Etymology: imitative
Date: circa 1553
1 : a harsh quick ringing sound like that of a plucked banjo string
2 a : nasal speech or resonance b : the characteristic speech of a region, locality, or group of people
3 a : an act of plucking b : pang, twinge
— twangy \ˈtwaŋ-ē\ adjective

Still a little unsure of the twang?

Just think of Ryan & Maci from MTV's Teen Mom.... and the fact that they're kids name is Bentley yet they call him "Behhhn-laaay"


Think about any song by Justin Moore, particularly this one...

Still don't got it?

Just imagine any of the above saying "Fingerrr Leckin' Gooood"

I for one do not have a twang.
I have noticed, however, that when I'm around Ben
I tend to get a little twangy.
He probably thinks I'm mocking him,
but I'm just going to file it under "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."


~KS said...

I think a little twang is fabulous... kinda wish I had a bit myself!!

How are you? Crazy busy?!? Happy Tuesday to you sweet girl.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

my daddy told me that when i went "away" to LSU, i got a twang!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I, for sure, no doubt about it have a twang. And I'm ok with it! This post made me smile :)

KatieSPerk said...

Maci's twang is an amazing example. When I talk to people with a twang, I have been told mine gets worse!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I got twang, and I am dad gum proud to have twang. How is it you have no twang?

Ali said...

Haha, even the word makes me want to talk like that! Funny how it does that...

Belen said...

HAHA. I blushed seeing my name up there. And I had to read this post out loud for me to get it. I busted out laughing because I got it when I saw Pres Bush. I was like, "Oooooooh!!!!"

You're too funny! Thanks for this post and for the enlightenment. ;)

KLaw said...

bwah ha ha ha ha! This was awesome! :) Big smiles from this wanna be southerner.

OceanDreams said...

I need a twang, even though some people say I have a Utah twang, but whatever. Ha ha. I didn't know Utah people had twangs!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I live in Al- so the twang here is strong-- Which I'm not used since I was born and raised in AZ-

Have a wonderful weekend! LOve your blog btw


Kimberly said...

Ah, I always read your posts with a bit of twang (in my head), assuming you had one. LOL I personally love it. I always start talking like that after an episode of Justified or Sweet Alabama or something.