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July 8th, 2009

lunch @ 03:30 pm

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Am I a bad person because I internally snicker for a few seconds every time I hear about the plight of the wiggers in China?

dark_of_night came by the office so we could lunch together. We ventured into the Chalet Edelweiss. Dark opted for the Wurstsalat mit Käse, which was very yummy indeed, while I tried the Bratwurst & rösti -- ah, sausage and potatoes...
Our hostess was a friendly Swiss miss, obviously fond of the more-than-occasional sausage, potato and beer. The food was tasty, the Erdinger was vom Fass. The chalet/alpine/biergarten decor walks the line between charming and tacky and mainly stays on the charming side. How can you not love a Matterhorn on Sepulveda? My only negative comment is that the food is a bit pricey.
 
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From:gina
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Am I a bad person because I internally snicker for a few seconds every time I hear about the plight of the wiggers in China?

I have absolutely no idea what you're referring to here. Do I live under a rock?
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
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The pronunciation is pretty close to wigger.
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From:hagdirt
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it more like "weegers?"

They sound small and furry, in any case.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it more like "weegers?"

A bit, and I think it's more gOOr than gər. Wiki helpfully tells us that "Many English speakers pronounce it as /ˈwiː.ɡər/ but the pronunciation /ujˈɡur/ is closer to native [ʔʊɪˈʁʊː]."

That last thing can only be pronounced by Cthulhu, Uighurs and Everson.
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From:hagdirt
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Yay phonemes!
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From:nephthys510
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Am I a bad person because I internally snicker for a few seconds every time I hear about the plight of the wiggers in China?

That makes two of us, then.

The first time I heard it on the radio it took a moment before I realized what they were talking about and how badly I had been mangling the name in my head while reading the news. Even after figuring it out, I still giggled like a 12 year old.
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From:gotham_bound
Date:July 8th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but at least wherever you are you're hearing about them.

The lunch would sound good if I had a clue what it was you ate. Aside from "bratwurst."
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From:gina
Date:July 9th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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Ahh.

No, that's pretty funny. :)

Journal of No. 118