daphnep: (eye)
( Aug. 7th, 2009 11:31 am)
When Mary, the hyper-botoxed judge from So You Think You Can Dance screams and says "You are ON the hot tamale train! Yes you are!"

Is that considered a diacope?

From the handbook of rhetorical devices:

Diacope: repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or phrase as a method of emphasis:

We will do it, I tell you; we will do it.
We give thanks to Thee, 0 God, we give thanks . . . . --Psalm 75:1 (NASB)


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It's not quite right.
It would be like "We can do it, yes we can."

(Oh yeah, and here's a shout-out to the winner Janine, my own favorite dancer. Baby, I dialed your number. Yes, I did!)
daphnep: (bookstack)
( Mar. 7th, 2009 12:47 pm)
My latest tv-over-the-internet fave is the show Mythbusters. I am hopelessly addicted. I especially like the practical episodes: they can blow things up and launch them from catapults all they want, but what I really want to know is how to escape from a car that's sinking underwater (many ways), or if eating poppyseed bagels can make you test a false positive on a drug test (they can).

Dan and I watch these episodes on Netflix, and both of us enjoy them. I surprised Dan the other night, however, with a dreamy sigh and a comment over Jamie. "Jamie's your guy?" he asked. "I would have thought Adam appealed more to the ladies, with his goofy off-beat sense of humor." Nope. For the purposes of celebrity crushes, I much prefer Jamie, with his dry humor and deadpan reactions.





Jamie's on the left, with his beret. Adam's the one on the right, with his goofy face.

So, other Mythbusters fans: who's more crush-worthy?

[Poll #1361329]
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( Jan. 31st, 2008 02:45 pm)
...for *I* carry my own pocket spork!!!!!






Top that, wouldja?
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