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Donations needed for severe shortage in Alaska!

by Josh K / September 21, 2008 2:50 AM PDT

Apparently they have run dangerously low on the letter "g":

Please help! Donate your extra "g's" now!


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Why don't you try.....
by EdHannigan / September 21, 2008 2:54 AM PDT

To answer the questions I asked instead of wasting time on silly stuff like this?

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Do you mean...
by J. Vega / September 21, 2008 3:21 AM PDT

Do you mean the 2 times she used the phrase "shakin' up"? Wow, 2 dropped in 9 minutes and 47 seconds when using a colloquial phraseology?
And I assume we are to ignore the pronounced "g"s, in the entire rest of that 9 minutes + clip.
That criticism is so weak it boarders in the pathetic.

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Maybe we need to revisit...
by EdHannigan / September 21, 2008 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Do you mean...
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Heck !!
by critic411 / September 21, 2008 3:41 AM PDT

Just listen every time he speaks (minus the teleprompter) the number of "ahs, umms, errrs, brumm, mmmmm, oooh," etc.

As if making "great" speeches is what adds quality to a candidate anyway.

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Geez !!! You guys need to lighten up a bit !!
by critic411 / September 21, 2008 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Do you mean...

Didn't you see Josh's "emoticon"?

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As a Southerner
by Angeline Booher / September 21, 2008 4:02 AM PDT

.... where some think we are into afuedin', afussin', and afightin' (so says the old Dorothy Shay song) I admit we are guilty of droppin' our g's in friendly conversation. However, we do know that a g belongs where it does belong, and would always put it there wen we write the word.

I haven't been to Alaska, so I can't say what they do with their g's. As All except the Native Americans tribes there came from some place else, including the South, I suspect that some do. I have been to Colorado several times, but I haven't heard them drop theirs. But there are probably some new resident there that do.

But in case Alaskans do drop their g's, I am going to lock this thread because it is not nice to make fun of a local colloquialism.

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