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?):
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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.