Friday, March 25, 2011

Day #21,646

Walk km 6954-6960 (14,686 to go): running errands

Movie #1613: Bite The Bullet (1975, Richard Brooks)

Good old-fashioned entertainment with a little of something for everyone.
Watched this one on Crackle to check out my new faster internet connection that I got from Shaw. Worked really well as there was no longer any breakup in the picture even during "prime time".

Movie #1614: The Kennel Murder Case (1933, Michael Curtiz)

Of all the whodunits this must be the whoduniest. Totally useless.
However, it may have revealed a clue to a 50 year old mystery! In third grade we were told about syllable accents. I had no idea what they were talking about. I still don't. Well, in this movie they mispronounce the noun "suspect". It turns out that the verb and the noun "suspect" were at one time pronounced the same. Somewhere between the 30s and 40s the accent on the noun "suspect" moved from the second syllable to the first. Therefore, both words are pronounced the same except for the syllable accent. On my next walk, I'll have to ponder this and finally unlock the mystery of the syllable accent!

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