My girlfriend's name is Brae. This is her mouth. Amazing things happen when it gets hold of the English language.

Resembling at various times Reverend Spooner, The Bard and a Japanese novelty t-shirt, she is an endless wellspring of linguistic gems and curiosities.

What follows in an attempt to catalogue Brae's unique, creative and often baffling relationship with the spoken word.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Spectacular Vernacular

Brae is actually my girlfriend's middle name. Her first name is Verna (which should give you a clue as to why she goes by her middle name.)

When Brae blesses the world with one of her semantic novelties we refer to them generally as her Vernacular.

I'll often say to her "your Vernacular is spectacular."

And it is. Yes, it is.

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