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A friend of mine from Gig Harbor took his degrees ...

2009-05-20T08:34:50.371-07:00

A friend of mine from Gig Harbor took his degrees in English and Biology to Australia where he established the first marimba band in the land down under. The first and last cuts on his first album featured lots of Zimbabwean frogs. The British Library seems partial to frogs from Zambia and Tanzania.



Historyweaver: Of course the lost, pre-recording t...

2009-05-19T19:30:25.651-07:00

Historyweaver: Of course the lost, pre-recording technology voices would be interesting. Over here in the eastern part of the state many communities had German and other European accents well into the 20th century. And of course various Hispanic, Asian and Russian accents are common today.



I just discovered your blog through the Twitter ac...

2009-05-18T08:35:00.000-07:00

I just discovered your blog through the Twitter account I set up for restoration of the Whatcom Territorial Courthouse in Bellingham. This is a great site. Will direct students towards it when I teach NW history and just for myself.

We had so many British voices on Bellingham Bay when we were settled. I'd love to capture that for the public when the building is open to the public again.



Hah. I would love it if the oral interviews spanne...

2009-05-14T21:46:00.000-07:00

Hah. I would love it if the oral interviews spanned the whole Anglophone world, from Karachi to Belmopan to South Africa to Mississippi. But you go to the web with the collection you have, not with the collection you wish you had.



Henry Higgins would be so proud! "There even are ...

2009-05-14T20:10:00.000-07:00

Henry Higgins would be so proud! "There even are places where English completely disappears/in America they haven't used it for years."