Monday, August 15, 2005

Portland Dictionary

Today's installment will enlighten you to the oddities of Portland grammar. As many of you know, Atlanta is graced with a street named Ponce de Leon, whose pronunciation is annihilated by Georgians.

Portland has a much simpler street, "Couch." Not too hard, right? Well, apparently the folks in Portland who thrive on being different decided to pronounce it "kooch". Go figure.

There is a wonderful word I heard 3 times in one day. "Spendy." Spendy implies that an item is expensive, a luxury.

Mc Menamin's is not necessarily a new word, but here, it's synonymous with these wonderful restaurants. They are all in old converted buildings: schools, a poor farm, etc. They all have these wonderful murals throughout. Some have a movie theater where you can eat, drink and be merry while watching your favorite flick.

Those are all I can think of for now...more to come.

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