A Conversation for Written in Black and Wight: I - Answers

Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

...is how my grandfather would have said, 'Do you all have any eggs?' That 'ary' and 'nary' business survived for a long time in the Appalachians and Ozarks. I've never heard anyone spontaneously use it, though, since that generation passed away. (They're missed. smiley - cry)

According to my sister at church this morning, they only got one egg from the hens yesterday, due their circadian rhythms. We are looking forward to seeing whether tomorrow's 78% solar eclipse affects the egg haul any...

And you have stuck me with a song, you egg-suckin' varmint, so I will stick you with it, too. Here it comes, courtesy of Johnny Cash and the Muppets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKt3MimRAcs

Oh: I only got 3 of the matching (don't ask), but I got all seven of the others right. smiley - smiley Keep 'em coming - lots more left in the alphabet...


Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 2

Bluebottle

How's the jigsaw going? I did an 80-piece jigsaw at the weekend – it was my daughter's and we were having a 'who can do a jigsaw fastest' racesmiley - run

Anyway, to your questions about Laser Raiders:
The targets are light sensors that are incorporated into Lego models of various Egypt-themed things, from canopic jars, mummies, the target might be the middle of an ankh on the wall, or bats - lots of them. If you hit the target it generally does something, like move slightly, or a door might open revealing a Lego model inside a sarcophagus.

There is an automatic camera near the end of the ride that takes a photo in an area full or targets to try and get an action shot of people shooting. The queue itself consists of two areas, and at the end of the first queuing room there is a green screen where sometimes there is a photographer who takes family photos, but they're not always there.

Hope that explains it but come back to me with any questions. I still have to sort out which photos to submit for this one – I've got thousands of Legoland, but most have my family in.

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Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 3

Bluebottle

smiley - dohI've copy/pasted the wrong answer into the wrong conversationsmiley - shrug Oh well, you can't make an omlet without breaking eggs, iggs or aiggs, hairy or otherwise.smiley - chick

You're right, though, that sadly dialect is dying out; speaking with a regional accent was strongly disapproved of in school, and as for regional accents, only Cockney, Scouse and Geordie regularly makes the telly.

Let me know how the egg laying goes. (I've just remembered I drew an eclipse smiley for the 1999 eclipse – are you doing an eclipse special next week or is it too late to dig that out?)

Glad the quiz is still being amusing, although I must admit that alas there won't be a letter eggs, iggs, aiggs or X.

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Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - snork I started reading your first post and had a surrealism moment. Then it dawned on me what must have happened, so I moved on. smiley - rofl

I'm soliciting eclipse photos like mad - whatever I get will be celebrated in next week's Post. So dig out that eclipse smiley for me, if you would. The big event is just a few hours away, and I have my shadow box ready. smiley - smiley

They's ary X in Isle of Wight talk? What a shame. smiley - laugh Come to think of it, I'd be hard put to find any in Appalachian. We drop them, as in 'I 'splained it to him, but he din't unnerstand it.' And, 'I 'spect they'll be on home d'reckly.'


Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

I enjoyed this quiz - the matching was hard, though...

Congratulations on your 200th Post Entry as well smiley - magic


Have y'all got ary aiggs?

Post 6

Bluebottle

I did allow the excitement of having a theme for I and J to get away with me, K should be easier (or at least have fewer words to match) though.

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