Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Memento

The Rogue Speaks:

 
 
 
I'll bet you thought that word was misspelled, but it's not.  People have been saying "momento" for so long now, that  it has almost become acceptable.  I say "almost" because it is not acceptable to me.  I am tired of hearing words spoken incorrectly for so long that people begin to think it's correct.  Rod's pet peeve is the word "forte."  So many people have said "fortay" for so long now, that it has become an alternate pronunciation,  The correct pronunciation is "fort" and if you look it up in the dictionary, you will not see an accent mark over the "e," which would make it "fortay."
 
So much for that!  I wanted to show you a small part of the "memory of things past" that I have collected since we have lived here on the Georgia coast.  I missed the deadline for Jenny's AlphabeThursday, so I will have to post TWO letters this week!
 
Sea shells are certainly a work of ART, and there is an ART to correct grammar, so ART+ART+ART!!!!

26 comments:

JJ said...

Un momento, my friend. Shells are not exacly my forte, but the ones in your photo are magnificent.

Karen S. said...

Is that like Location, Location, Location? Sorry, it's a result from having worked for Coldwell Banker! I'm envious of your dainty and exquisite collection/mementos of natural gifts from the mighty Atlantic Ocean! You lucky girl, with the forte of being clever and resourceful!

Karen S. said...

Be honest now- Don't you just love JJ's sparkling humor! :)

BECKY said...

Gorgeous shells, Judie!

My grammar pet peeve is when people use the wrong word, as in: they're, there, and their. Acckkkk! It drives me nuttier than I already am! :)

Jo said...

I'm just loving the shells and not so worried about the grammar ... what beautiful gifts from the sea!

Judie said...

After having dumped a bunch of spam from these comments, I am now ready to thank you all for your comments!! JJ, you are a genius. Karen, thank you for your comment. I have a LOT MORE where those came from! Becky, these are only TWO! I have a shirt that says, "I am silently correcting your grammar." Jo, I know you want some of these to make some brilliant collage.

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Tina´s PicStory said...

such a beautiful M :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I agree! It drives me crazy when I see words misused...

Tracy Cook said...

I love shells , a trip to a beach is not complete unless I pick up at least one she'll. I went to the beach on my 50 th birthday in January and bought a shell home for my grandson

Carol L McKenna said...

Great post for 'M' ~ and love the photo! ~ Sounds like you are enjoying the Georgia coast ~

Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Lola said...

Can't stand sloppy speech either - hear it a lot now especially spoken by teenagers!

Lovely shells and post, have a great weekend!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We have a collection from the South Carolina coast. JDaniel loves to take them out and look at them.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

My pet peeve is when people put the "L" in "salmon" -- drives me nuts!
Your shells are lovely! I have a conch that my aunt brought back from Hawaii and gave to me when I was about five -- I cherish it. And "conch" is another one of those words constantly mispronounced!

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the colours and arrangement of the shells.

Confession: I'm one of those people who pronounces forte wrong. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Yes, really, I agree with you about grammar. Although I will admit I did not know the correct pronunciation of forte. (Putting an object pronoun where a subject pronoun should be is my pet peeve.)

about Richwood Inn--Google maps says it's a little less than 2 hours away, northwest of Lexington. It's on the Indiana border near Madison, not too far from Clifty Falls State Park.

Ames said...

Love it! I am a picker at heart. I use shells, rocks, feathers, what ever I find inviting to my eye and fill bowls and baskets with them. I even found a red rock shaped like Montana while I was visiting there. So in the suitcase it went and it sits in my basket of special finds. I call them ornies. What is the garland thingy?
~Ames

Maria Gagliano said...

One of my favorite words!

Scudds Harrison said...

Ha! I just found my new favorite blog. I will definitely following you as I am worse when it comes to grammar! Please, don't hate me. lol
This is such a wonderful M post and the seashells are gorgeous:)

Hugs xoxo

Sue said...

Judie, I have the grammar shirt, too. Given as a gift, because it's true.

;)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Way to go with policing our grammar♫ Love your combo posting...Here's my M effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/02/mosaic-mosaic.html

Jim said...

Thank you Judie, for the grammar lecture. It was timely.

I like your shell collection. I assume that these are 'special' for you. Seems when I would go to the beach here down at Galveston I would end up with some shells. But never to collect and care for, you did good! (Not well, but doing good for keeping them safe and pretty.)

Don't know what the significance of Mona Lisa is? I've seen her four times I think, could be more.
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Pondside said...

Your shells are beautiful - different from ours up here.
One of my pet peeves? The use of Prostrate for Prostate. EEEEEEk!

myfluffybunnies said...

Those shells are beautiful! A wonderful beach momento, oops, I mean memento. =>

Jenny said...

I've never seen it spelled with the 'o' before!

Memento has always been one of my favorite words, though!

And I like the photo you shared!

Hope things are going well for you Judie!

We need to catch up soon!

Hugs and A+

janisaz said...

Where can I get one of those shirts???

Fawr-tay has intruded from the music world and Italian (forte, pianoforte, fortissimo) to denote strong,assertive,confident.

My pet peeve is "I feel badly" which I hear much too often (and that's not with a "t"