Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

2.03.2008

AoM = Elly Mae Clampitt

There are times when my Texas accent really can be a detriment to my career as a business writer. I'm working on an article about using cement combined with recycled road materials to repair back roads. Well, apparently the Texan in me came out big time in the way I said 'cement.' Some people thought I was saying 'scenic' and others just couldn't even figure it out.

I know I sound like Elly Mae Clampitt when I say cement, except it comes out like 'ahm gonna take a dip in the see-ment pond."

*sigh*

Saying it the right way doesn't seem right to me.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:15 PM, February 04, 2008, Anonymous Rockhauler said…

    The word you are looking for is concrete, cement is but one ingredient in concrete. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cement and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete. You are definitly talking about concrete.

     
  • At 2:39 PM, February 04, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, it is a long drawn out explanation, but cement is in the equation. If you want to email me, I'll tell you details, but don't want to go into them on the blog. Concrete is part of it, but cement is part of what I'm writing about.

    :)
    I'm just guessing by the name that you know a little about this stuff. I can go into it with you in an email and you'll go "ohhhhh, now I get it." :)

     

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