Coasting Tuesday

No, I don’t have a project for this week. I’ve bought the things I need to finish two previous projects, but I’m not sure I feel like doing either of them. I have no plans for this week at all, to speak of. I think I like it. It’s a sort of project-vacation. I should be back next week all energized and ready to be productive again. Until then I’m just coasting. Plus I’ve been enjoying all the comments on my previous post. It’s been a while since something I’ve written has created such interest.

In other news, my wife was talking about taking a foreign language for her degree. I told her that, since I went to the University of Maine in Orono (the Black Bears) and I was an animal science major, I took Bear as my language. Here are some lesser known facts about the Bear language:

  • There are 41 different words for ‘honey’, but none for Teddy Grahams.
  • If a bear falls into hibernation while talking, it picks right up at the exact same syllable upon awakening.
  • If a tree falls in the woods and hits a mime, bears call that “funny”.
  • While using only rudimentary speech for everyday talk such as fishing and gathering berries, bears use more legalese than a Philadelphia lawyer when discussing the proper way to shred a tourist.
  • “Canadian” is synonymous with “Skittle”.
  • Have a wonderful day, and always be on the lookout for bear attacks; it’s all they ever talk about!

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    6 Responses to Coasting Tuesday

    1. I had the option to take Bear also… but alas, my advisor made me take German instead… 🙁

    2. Daniel says:

      Funny, in Canadian Bear (which is significantly different than American Bear), “skittle” means “to habitually rub ones anus on a treestump”.

      dan (isn’t that odd?)

    3. Scoob says:

      I too speak Bear, only in that I natively speak Caveman and as everyone knows caveman is the root of all languages (human) but was only developed after people coversed with animals, ate animals(brains) to gain thier powers, and in turn where also eaten by animals.

    4. Roger says:

      Yes, odd indeed. I believe this is what’s known as “scooting” in dogs. Minus the tree stump, of course.

      (It’s funny…if you were to merge the two languages and take out the common term, then “Canadian” would mean “to habitually rub ones…” Oh, nevermind.)

    5. Roger says:

      Oh, and Eric. You should have compromised and taken German Bear.

      Scoob, is that a convoluted way of saying you are a cannibal???

    6. I wanted to take German Bear, but the snobs at UMO wouldn’t teach it. It wasn’t “High German” so it was “unnaceptable”. *sigh*

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