Sherbet and Other Lerts

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Wow….who would have thought it?  Sherbert, which is how I have ALWAYS pronounced it, is actually sherbet, pronounced…..wait……get ready…..sherbit.  You have to actually say it out loud to get the full annoying effect of the correct pronounciation.  Sherbit.  I don’t like it, not one bit.  I like sherbert, sherbert.  Say it with me proudly.  Because if you say it the correct way, people will just think you’re weird , or possibly snobby.  🙂  And we don’t want that now, do we?!

While I’m at it, how about all those other excellent “erts”?  Like besmirched and alert.  One of my little jokes(I don’t have many, so I get excited about the few I know) is:

Always be alert.  (pause)   Because you can never have too many lerts!  (riotous laughter ensues)

Ok, Ok, I will let you now return to your brilliant and stimulating Monday morning activities.  Thank you for your time and effort you will spend in promoting the erts.  😉  Slainte, Lisa

P.S.  Please let me know in the comments how you pronounce sherbet….this is a burning question of interest for me.

Sea Patrol

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Three birds recently hired by the Outer Banks to patrol the relatively empty beaches and report on their wonderfulness.  Also included in their duties are : amount of fish seen in the waters, amount of splash in the waves upon diving down, and air quality whilst flying.  The powers that be are having trouble however, in getting the birds to report in…they are too happy flying and diving.  😉  Have a bit of fun in your day today, and don’t forget to personify the occasional animal!  Slainte, Lisa