OMG that is so cute about vampire kitty. Are you going to buy more of that food for her since she loves it so much?
The roads are pretty nasty by me but it's been snowing since yesterday afternoon. Out of my department of five people, three of us stayed home today. One of the two that went in lives about a block away so he sometimes just walks in if he doesn't have to travel offsite.
That makes a lot of sense about the language and changing it up to the audience. I definitely do that. Most everyone I know isn't really high up there in education. I was first in my family to graduate college....dh was first in his. I work a good deal with the public and many of the patients aren't higher level educated. So much of my daily talking to people isn't with those with say masters degrees. Exception would be the nurses and I do change it up with them. But if I used fancy language with my family, they laugh at me. I used modernity once and my dad thought I was making it up. Just this weekend I used negate and they were like, wow, big words (joking). And I just don't use that language with my sister...she has graduate level work under her belt but I am generally too busy telling her she is a dork or something. LOL
So we pulled into the mall parking lot this weekend and went to park near my favorite entrance. I looked around and said, boy this is all parked up today. To which my parents busted out laughing. They said they never heard that before. So now I am trying to figure out if I made this up or if it is something regional that I have picked up. I have been here over 6 years now and have noticed that I'm picking up some of the local accent and words. Like, "oh yeah" "don'tcha know" "eh".