Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Do Not! I Repeat - DO NOT - Read This Post!

Please See Update At End Of Article!

We can only hope that the virus that has inhabited my brain will dissipate allowing me to return to a normal posting schedule. I think it could be a problem with sun spots; as we have seen the sun two days running here in Washington, and that must be some sort of record.

Now I told you not to read this!

Wordle has been afflicting many a good GeneaBlogger:

Miriam at AnceStories has two posts: Midkiff Genea-Wordle-gy and Wordle You Like To Know My Surnames. Miriam has a really bad case of Wordle.

Genealogy Reviews Online Wordle, by Tim Agazio at Genealogy Reviews Online. Resistance was futile.

Randy Seaver has Wordle -- be creative! at GeneaMusings. Randy caught a triple dose of Wordle.

Janet The Researcher wrote Fun with Words & Promoting our blogs, while having fun with Wordle.

My own, Let Me Get A Wordle In Edgewise.

And if that weren't enough, now there's The Dialectizer by Samuel Stoddard.

The Dialectizer takes text or other web pages and instantly creates parodies of them! The dialects are Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, Pig Latin, and Hacker.

I have taken a paragraph from an article I wrote this morning and converted it to all the dialects offered and posted them below. (With apologies to all Rednecks, Jives, Cockneys, Elmer Fudds, Swedish Chefs, Morons, Pig Latins?, and Hackers. The Dialectizer states that it is not intended to be racist, sexist, or otherwise demeaning or discriminatory toward any ethnic, religious, or cultural group, or any other minority (or even majority). It's just for fun.)

Redneck (Me and most of the people I'm related to):

This hyar week's Twice Told Tuesday stems fum two special requests. Fust, ah received an email fum a footnoteMaven reader who had read an article on mah Mammy titled A Purdy Gal Is Like A Melody. Carlos GR was thet reader an' foun' his Gran'Pappy's second cousin, Regina Reckholder, listed in thet article. He axed eff'n ah had enny photographs o' info'mashun fo' her. ah have both an' is reprintin' thet info'mashun fum Th' Bayside High Skoo Triangle Yearbook 1942 in this hyar Twice Told Tuesday.

Jive (my neighbor's twelve-year old son who aspires to be baaad...) :

Dis week's Twice Told Tuesday stems fum two special requests. Fust, ah' received an email fum some footnoteMaven eyeballa' who had eyeball an article on mah' moda' titled A Fine Goat Is Like A Melody. Carlos GR wuz dat eyeballa' and found his Grandfader's second cousin, Regina Reckholder, listed in dat article. He ax'ed if ah' had any photographs o' info'mashun fo' her. Ah be baaad... ah' have bod and am reprintin' dat info'mashun fum De Bayside High Farm Triangle Yearscribblin' 1942 in dis Twice Told Tuesday. Slap mah fro!

Cockney (the Geico Geko):

This week's Twice Told Tuesday stems from two special requests. First, I received an email from a footnoteMaven reader 'oo 'ad read an article on me muvver titled A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody. Right. Carlos GR were that reader and found 'is Grandfavver's second cousin, right, Regina Reckholder, listed in that article. Cor blimey guv! He asked if I 'ad any photographs or information for 'er. I 'ave boff and am reprintin' that information from The chuffin' Bayside 'igh School Triangle Yearbook 1942 in this Twice Told Tuesday.

Elmer Fudd (a friend of dat scwewy wabbit!):

Dis week's Twice Towd Tuesday stems fwom two speciaw weqwests. Oh, dat scwewy wabbit! Fiwst, I weceived an emaiw fwom a footnoteMaven weadew who had wead an awticwe on my mothew titwed A Pwetty Giww Is Wike A Mewody. Cawwos GW was that weadew and found his Gwandfathew's second cousin, Wegina Weckhowdew, wisted in that awticwe. He asked if I had any photogwaphs ow infowmation fow hew. I have bof and am wepwinting that infowmation fwom De Bayside High Schoow Twiangwe Yeawbook 1942 in this Twice Towd Tuesday.

Swedish Chef (Leek, you know!):

Thees veek's Tveece-a Tuld Tooesdey stems frum tvu speceeel reqooests. Um gesh dee bork, bork! Furst, I receeefed un imeeel frum a fuutnuteMefee reeder vhu hed reed un erteecle-a oon my muzeer teetled A Pretty Gurl Is Leeke-a A Meludy. Cerlus GR ves thet reeder und fuoond hees Grundffezeer's secund cuooseen, Regeena Reckhulder, leested in thet erteecle-a. He-a esked iff I hed uny phutugrephs oor inffurmeshun fur her. Hurty flurty schnipp schnipp! I hefe-a but und em repreenting thet inffurmeshun frum Zee Beyseede-a Heegh Schuul Treeungle-a Yeerbuuk 1942 in thees Tveece-a Tuld Tooesdey. Bork bork bork!

Moron (the guy in front of me at Costco who blocks the aisle so I can't get around him):

Dis weebuhk's Twice Told Tuesday stems from two special rekests. Firss, I receibid an email from a
footnoteMaben readeh who had read an article on my modeh titlid A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody. Gawlly!Carlos GR was dat readeh 'n found his Grandfadeh's seconb cousin, Regina Reckholdeh, listid in dat article. He askid if I had any photographs or inf'mashun f' heh. I habe bod 'n am reprintigg dat inf'mashun from De Bayside High School Triangle Yearbook 1942 in dis Twice Told Tuesday.

Pig Latin (Igpay Atinlay - youay owknay?):

Isthay eek'sway Icetway Oldtay Uesdaytay emsstay omfray otway ecialspay equestsray. Irstfay, Iyay eceivedray anyay emailyay omfray ayay ootnoteMavenfay eaderray owhay adhay eadray anyay articleyay onyay ymay othermay itledtay Ayay Ettypray Irlgay Isyay Ikelay Ayay Elodymay. Arloscay gRay asway atthay eaderray andyay oundfay ishay Andfather'sgray econdsay ousincay, Eginaray Eckholderray, istedlay inyay atthay articleyay. Ehay askedyay ifyay Iyay adhay anyyay otographsphay oryay informationyay orfay erhay. Iyay avehay othbay andyay amyay eprintingray atthay informationyay omfray Ethay Aysidebay Ighhay Oolschay Iangletray Yearbookay 1942 inyay isthay Icetway Oldtay Uesdaytay.

Hacker (the teenage male technology specialist at Best Buy):

this wEeKZ twice told tueday stemz from two special requests!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111~~~ fiRst ,i recieved an e/\/\a1l from a footnotemaven Reader who had read an article on mY motehr ritled a pretty chiX)r si lik3 aa mleody!!!!!!!!!11~~~~~ c arloz gtr waSthat readar andf found his grandfathErz second vc0usin, rweGina reX0rhioldar, listEd in that artilce~~~~ he asked if i had any photogrrAphs ro infrmoation fro Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 u sXu0r i ahcve borh and ma erprinting thsat infromation frooM eth bAsyide high school triangLe yearbook 9142 in this twice told tuesdAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

While you were reading this post I was lining my baseball cap with aluminum foil to prevent the sunspots from reaching my brain. I hope this is over!

P.S. Do not visit The Voices Of Many and try the Drunken Slur! Do not!


Here are some people seriously in jeopardy of becoming a pillar of salt!

Looking4Ancestors has an hysterical dialectized post called "The Disease of Distraction," you must read this one!

Randy Seaver has Enea-Musingsgay at GeneaMusings; he has had some surprising results from his spell-checker. Looking at his post I'm sure you can guess what his problem might have been.



Blogger Ruth said...

Please stop this! ah cain't stan' it enny mo'e. ah cain't git enny wawk done! Mah bladder is a-gonna bust! Fry mah hide! (ah doesn't haf wireless in mah bathroom, dawgone it...) P. S. These is great! Fry mah hide! Thanks so much fo' sharin' wif all of us we-are-focused, we-are-focused, we-are-focused researchers!

July 8, 2008 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Randy Seaver said...

Just damn - I couldn't resist reading this post, Sister Maven, and now you got me thinking about how the Dialectizer will mess up my prolix inanities. I don't have time for this...

July 8, 2008 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

My next post will be the instructions for lining your hat with aluminum foil so we can all get on with it.

Stick a fork in me, I'm done!


July 8, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Oh no,fM, I couldn't resist. And now I'm bloody well infected wiv the Disease of Distraction as well. I almost nicked a rib laughin' so 'ard! Right! And me loaf of bread is still stuck in a word cloud. Thanks for sharin', right, it 'as been way too much fun! Honest guv!

July 8, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Tim Agazio said...


You must stop these activities of yours! Now, when I get home from work, I HAVE to play with this one too!


July 8, 2008 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Chery Kinnick said...

Did I just land on a different planet, or is this earth and YOU are the Martian?


July 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

If you don't get any submissions for the Shades carnival it will be your own fault, Ms Maven. I warned you about the genea-bloggers being distracted from their blogging, didn't I? Now look what you've done. You've sent them all off to play instead of putting their noses to the grindstone and cranking out some photos/articles for your carnival. Well, some people just have to learn the hard way. Tsk, tsk.

I know you have a heart of gold and you will soon come to your senses and regret all this foolishness. And because I'm a nice person who really doesn't want to see your carnival fall flat on it's face I'm going spend my afternoon creating a most wonderful article to submit to it. You may thank me properly in due course.


Ms Jasia, Carnival of Genealogy Goddess
(Hand written in the Scolding Teacher dialect. Who needs a "Dialectizer" anyway?)

July 9, 2008 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Too late, I read the post! :D

Brilliant! Hehe.

July 9, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Yes, Chery ~ This is another galaxy, far, far, away.

Tim, Nikki-ann ~ are you a pillar of salt?


July 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


I log on in the morning light
Jasia says when you gonna live your life right
Oh Jasia dear we're the fortunate ones
Yes, Maven wants to have blog fun
Oh Maven just wants to have fun!

Where did you get that Scolding Teacher dialect, I must have it!


July 9, 2008 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

LOL! I truly appreciate your good humor fM. I'm sure you know that. I think we can all use a break from our serious blogging. It's good to have friends to point the way to fun and laughter because sometimes we lose sight of it. Thanks for all you do to lighten our daily dramas :-)

The Scolding Teacher dialect is one I've heard many times over the years... but never directed at me of course ;-)

July 9, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


After four posts on postmortem photographs I really needed a little break.

Now back to the real work. See you at the carnivals!


July 9, 2008 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth O'Neal said...

You guys really are silly. I think you need a nice 2-year old to babysit to keep you grounded... and less distracted from the fun stuff.

July 22, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

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