Wordshore speaks some words
September 27, 2018 8:06 AM   Subscribe

Wordshore speaks some words
MeFites suggested phone answering or ringing messages, and other short texts. Some were recorded and are available through Soundcloud. In addition, a few classic MetaFilter phrases were recorded, as well as an attempt to recite several MeFite names in one go. On playback, my current accent is a slightly strange mixture of Asum and 1930s BBC English, with occasional deviations (for reasons) into Brummie, west coast Scotland and Midwest America. Make of that what you will.

There are four playlists of sound files:

- Requests sent by MeFi Mail. Only some, which are not personally identifiable, are made available.

- MetaFilter culture. A few phrases and acronyms from the collective history of MetaFilter; see the wiki for explanations.

- Names. I attempted to read out a sample of MeFite (user)names in one take. It did not quite work, but I've made it available anyway. No offence intended if I mangled your name (especially to claudius).

- Requests from the MetaTalk thread

All files should be available for download; if there are problems, then the SoundCloud Downloader may be useful.

The pictures are mostly places I've lived in, as well as some foods encountered and occasionally eaten.

Thank you to MeFites who submitted texts for consideration and possible recording.
Role: vocalist, soundcloud user
posted by Wordshore (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Toodle Pip!
posted by bookmammal at 10:13 AM on September 27 [1 favorite]

Hilarious! Brilliant! I can rest in the confidence that Wordshore will answer my phone with classy disdain!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:53 AM on September 27 [1 favorite]

Disclaimer: my eyesight isn't what it used to be for reading tiny letters (and how I hate the writing on tins of food from Aldi) and it was only after the recording that I realised it was CLAUDIUS. Just in case anyone is wondering who the heck "CLAV-DIVES" is.
posted by Wordshore at 11:01 AM on September 27 [1 favorite]

Just the kind of amazing my day needed!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 11:09 AM on September 27 [1 favorite]

it was only after the recording that I realised it was CLAUDIUS. Just in case anyone is wondering who the heck "CLAV-DIVES" is.

You're not alone. I've always hear it as "CLAV-DIVS" in my head.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:38 AM on September 27 [3 favorites]

Absolutely wonderful! Truly a tremendous and generous effort.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:54 AM on September 27 [1 favorite]

This is wonderful and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. Huzzah!
posted by Fizz at 12:13 PM on September 27 [1 favorite]

Hah. I'm going to use the clip for Fizz's request as an alarm clock tone on my phone.

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:27 PM on September 27 [1 favorite]

The recitation of mefi names reminds of the BBC shipping forecast -- just a pleasant steady stream of gibberish.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 2:53 PM on September 27 [2 favorites]

Added another 16 clips to the soundcloud account just now; enjoy!
posted by Wordshore at 3:39 PM on September 29

well, this is ridiculously wonderful.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:39 PM on September 29 [1 favorite]

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