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February 27th, 2006

Here’s some of that Pacific Northwest Upspeak you hear so much about, that leads to confusion, miscommunication, slurred speech, the urge to drink too much coffee, a fondness for banana slugs, etc.:

When you haven’t had a shower in your house? (Yeah, we have a tub, but no shower? Since something, like, 1986? Or whenever I first started blogging about this? Which was completely a rilly rilly long time ago?) And the contractor guy finally calls to make arrangements for his gun-for-hire plumber to come out? What you do not want to hear is the dude saying, “We’re pretty busy this week though?”? See? I want to, maybe, wash my hair here? Possibly? Not at the gym, or at my girlfriend’s house?

Me: “I HAVE NO SHOWER.” (losing all upspeak)

Him: “Oh, right. Maybe I should call your husband?”


  1. HH says

    I loooove eggs. ‘Specially fresh from our urban chicken condo…
    could live on huevos rancheros. Don’t have time right now to give my full fantastic green chili recipe (a friend of mine from New Mexico gave it to me)… but here’s a shortened version with some very good jarred green chili sauce. The sauce you can buy online
    at http://www.durangodiner.com (from Durango, Colorado). Where do you get good green chili sauce around here by the way? Saute fresh garlic, onion, garlic salt, fresh ground pepper in olive oil (as much as you want of all these)- fry your eggs with some refries on the side in the saute while warming tortillas in oven & warming the sauce in micro & grating colby jack. Place the warmed tortilla on plate with fried eggs & refries on top, smother with sauce & top with cheese. I usually add a little bagged herb salad mix, too. Always good with mexican beer and lime, bloody marys or margaritas.

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  2. HH says

    sorry I posted this on incorrect entry….

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  3. Wacky Mommy says

    I like huevos rancheros, too — thank you! My favorite green sauce is Mrs. Renfro’s. http://www.foodlocker.com/mrsrenfros.html

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  4. HH says

    Does Mrs. Renfro’s carry a green chili sauce? I only see the salsa & have had this– it’s pretty good. It is carried at local groceries. Green chili sauce/stew seems harder to come by- either at groceries or at restaurants with eggs.

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