Thursday, October 09, 2008

Accentuate The Positive

My wonderful friend Monica is an overflowing vessel of joy. But she does have a very serious side. She earns her living in New York City as a dedicated accent reduction teacher. You may not think this work is important. But what you don't know, is that your seemingly innocuous International Talk Like A Pirate Day comes with real human costs. Each year, it's people like Monica who undo the damage.

She's really like a superhero. Funnily enough, her kryptonite is the insect wing of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

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