Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wiktionary Should Hire Me to GROWL !

The Real World is a Competitive Place

 

Some people say, if you want to be good at what you're doing, strive to be in the top 20 percent.

The upper twenty percent is a great place to start but, that isn't a goal to strive for.

The top of the heap, is where you want to be in order to stay competitive.




 The good folks over at TripAdvisor sent me this in an email today.


Congratulations!

 


"RyukyuMike, you're among the top 4% most-read reviewers of all time!"

Well, I don't want to be in the top 4% so, I growled.

What does it take to be in the top 1% ?

That sounds better, to me.



Next a Visit to Wiktionary

 

It's always a good idea to research these sort of things for my readers.

If your audience doesn't speak American English they can get confused.

When I catch myself using slang I like to throw a link in here for educational purposes.

The search engines had me going around in circles for awhile.

When you type-in the word "grr" it confuses some of them.  And, some of them confuse me.

Wiktionary came to the rescue.

Plain and simple, it says:  1. A growl of anger or disappointment.

And, for Alternative forms:  grrr, grrrr (and so on, depending on length or ferocity).



They Have an Audio Button



If you really want to know why Wiktionary should hire me, go listen to it.

Under Pronunciation, look for the Audio (US) button.

Before you hit it, turn-up the volume, real loud.

And, listen to that gal "grr."

Kitten farts sound more ferocious.  Don't they ?

They should get someone who can roar like a lion to make those audio things.



GRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!




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