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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #170 on: August 21, 2006, 02:42:49 pm »
I find myself using a nonverbal Brokieism . . . After Alma says "You got a postcard. It come general delivery," Ennis whirls around to pick it up off the kitchen table. I find myself whirling in my tiny galley kitchen from one side to the other exactly in this way . . . did I always do this, I wonder? It's got to the point where I cannot turn from the stove to the sink without seeing that scene in my mind's eye . . . .

I catch myself doing similar things, ekeby.  I wonder what causes this sort of phenomenon?  For me it's things like 'seeing' Ennis walking away whenever I check my sideview mirror, or when walking, sometimes I'll feel like I'm apace with Jack and Ennis walking to the bar the first day they met.  On the way to work today, I did a double-take, then another because I was sure I saw a realty sign that said Farm and Ranch (one-line) Employment (next line).  What it really said was Farm and Home Realty. ;)
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #171 on: August 21, 2006, 09:34:48 pm »
My husband's name is Jack and I also have this problem! He also is a mountaineer and spends most weekends away with his mates, sharing v small tents with them.... at least I think he climbs mountains   :laugh:

If he says he's "goin fishin", tie a note to his fishin line.........

Whenever anyone says to me now, that they are going fishing, I think "are they really goin fishin?"
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #172 on: August 22, 2006, 05:46:31 am »
I used a Brokieism lately:
My son, who had his third birthday yesterday, is behind the normal acquisition of language for his age. He barely speaks at all. One day last week, he didn't eat his bread I had made him for kindergarten. I asked him *why* he hadn't eaten it. He pointed at it and said "Eeeeee" (like in eerie), which means as much as Yuck!
I answered: You don't say much, but you get your point across  :). It occurred to me at this moment, that this sentence just nails it for him: he doesn't say much, but he has no problems to let the world know what he wants (or doesn't want).

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #173 on: August 22, 2006, 09:05:09 pm »
I used a Brokieism lately:
My son, who had his third birthday yesterday, is behind the normal acquisition of language for his age. He barely speaks at all.

My nephew was like that until about age four. He rarely did more than utter monosyllables until a thanksgiving dinner my sister was hosting. Suddenly, out of nowhere, he turned to one of my sister's friends and said, "Hans, will you please pass the rolls?" My sister was stunned. It was the first thing he ever said. From then on he talked, and always in complete sentences. We figured before that he just didn't have anything important enough to say. (For the record, he turned out to be very, very intelligent.) So . . . hang in there!
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #174 on: August 22, 2006, 09:39:40 pm »
It's good to get your hands on something long and hard. ...  ;D
Touche, and it is also sometimes reported that a hard man is good to find! ;D :D ;)

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #175 on: August 22, 2006, 09:54:56 pm »
I find myself addressing friends as 'friend' quite a bit in writing, as well as 'bud', 'pardner', and sometimes even 'cowboy' (or 'cowgirl'). "Tell you what" seems like second nature to me, now. I've become quite conscious of quite frequent use of 'hmmmm' and the less regular 'hunh' in my vocabulary. I sometimes sense Ennis (and less often Jack) in my facial expressions and my demeanor. I could never be half the cowboy of our Wyoming boys, but somehow they live on in me.

I also have adopted beloved expressions learned from our forum here. "Pornstache" is now my preferred term for that hirsute concoction that some men are known to sport on their upper lip (including, at present, yours truly). And I love the endearing way that nakymaton's little boy referred to the BBM soundtrack--"cowboy hat music". I like to think of country-and-Western music that way now.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #176 on: August 23, 2006, 08:47:41 am »
On my camping vacation last week, my friend John couldn't get his propane stove to work. It turned out that the part that connects the propane cylinder to the stove proper was faulty. I was depending on that stove to boil water for morning coffee, so the stove not working was truly "a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation!" And I said as much!
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #177 on: August 25, 2006, 08:33:33 pm »
When I'm feeling very Jack, my tongue starts to get very active, sneaking outside my mouth for a little look around, and I can't keep it under control!!
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #178 on: August 27, 2006, 10:47:35 pm »
I'm leaving on a trip to Seattle in a few days and was gathering up items from the bathroom.  After unwrapping a new toothbrush I started to drop the wrapper in the trash can, but no liner, so I stuck ther toothbrush into my mouth, just like Ennis did.  It wasn't until I had taken 3 steps that I realized what I had done, and I have NEVER done that before. 

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #179 on: August 28, 2006, 02:39:53 pm »
I normally don't say the phrase "Tell you what..." Normally I just say "You know what?" or "You know..." Yet today I found myself using that phrase to my mom.

"So Bob's (my stepfather's) complaint about the (Oreo ice cream) cake (from Dairy Queen) wasn't chocolatey enough?"

Mom: Yes.

Me: Tell you what, we'll get him the extra chocolate kind for HIS birthday next February because I believe the Dairy Queen we got this one from is a year-round one!
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