Confabulation or, "Describing things in excruitiating detail"

I was cruising Twitter two days ago and came across a tweet with this link: Our friend, confabulationConfabulation is defined as: the replacement of a gap of a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes may be true.It's conjecture, basically. As explained in the link, confabulation is what gives writers the chance to … Continue reading Confabulation or, "Describing things in excruitiating detail"

The Would-Be Assassination(s) of King George

I've cracked open another book. This time, it's history, and it's about Regency England. I'm only a few pages in, but I've already read about an American visitor to England in the period, who kept journals of his visit, and of course, about the madness of King George. And I learned something quite interesting. On May 15, … Continue reading The Would-Be Assassination(s) of King George

The accents of Downton Abbey

A little addition I found via twitter. From The Dialect Blog.Edited to add: This is, of course, an addition to the English Accents in My Head post.http://dialectblog.com/2012/01/19/accents-in-downton-abbeyEdited to add: 3/19/13:As this is a popular post, I would add that the Crawley family speak, as Dialect Blog says, in Received Pronunciation. The servants tend to speak in Yorkshire … Continue reading The accents of Downton Abbey